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2012-08-15
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No More Flash!

Flash Is Dead, RIP!

The sooner developers get on board, the sooner we (the end users) will have a working products.

It's not like we didn't see it coming!


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You are talking Android mobile devices only.

Flash is NOT dead. Your PC and MAC will be running Flash for years to come.

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Flash is Dead, Mate!
You have an opinion and I have mine.

People are no longer running home to plop down in front of the desktop. They have what they want instantly in the palm of their hand. "Your PC and MAC" will no longer have a place in the home in a few years much less running Flash for years to come.

With what is happening in the mobile industry, developers better start taking note. At this point I would welcome back TW 1.3, java ran on everything and still does.

I'm longer drinking the Kool-Aid
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2012-08-24
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Flash might be dying, but Adobe isn't.
The thing is that developing for HTML5 (HTML5 is actually fine, but its programming language, javascript is pain in the ass and is not designed for large projects) throws us back into the stone age. If TW has a number of bugs, then the same project in html5/javascript will have couple times as much bugs because of programming language features.
Therefore several frameworks exist to overcome shortcommings of javascript, for example one can develop using java or cpp and then it is translated into html5/javascript.
Adode already has a nice framework, so i am just waiting for Adobe to make an export of flash projects into html5/javascript or native apps.
That's how i see it from developer perspective.

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2012-08-24
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Flash has been dying for years and with more and more people accessing the web through their mobile devices the demand for a lightweight platform that won't hog up all your resources and drain the battery of your mobile devices are through the roof.

Even Adobe is switching it's sights to HTML5.....in walks Adobe Edge. The downward anti-flash trend really took off when Apple said that they wouldn't support flash and I don't know about you, but just everyone I know owns an iPhone.

I read somewhere that Adobe isn't even going to be supporting flash for mobile devices anymore. I wrote my first iPhone APP with Adobe Flash CS5...crazy.

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2012-08-25
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The problem is that html5 (languages, tools, support) didn't grow up as fast as people were trying to kill flash :) That leaves developers without proper tools to migrate their products into html5 easy, fast and painlessly.
In our country Androids are most widespread, but it really doesn't matter, because you'd like to support all the platforms. But the different devices (and their browsers) support html5 to the different level. And that's yet another sea of blood if your project is a bit complicated.
"I wrote my first iPhone APP with Adobe Flash CS5...crazy."
That's what i was saying - let's wait until Adobe will solve most of the problems and propose export to html5 for the projects like TW or provide some tools for easier migration. No need to rebuild everything from scratch. Some things are already in works:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-technology-sneaks-2012/export-to-html5-from-flash-professional/

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