Saturday, July 29, 2017

Good bye, Flash

Adobe Systems announced that it would terminate Flash in 2020.

Flash was a standard technology for playing a movie on the internet. But its share is declining because of the rise of alternatives such as HTML5.

CNN Tech: So long, Flash: Adobe will kill plug-in by 2020

Flash has been infamous while dominant on the internet. It is well known that Steve Jobs criticized Flash for its security risk and inferior usability. He never permitted Flash available on Safari, the standard web browser on Mac.

Adobe itself noticed the problems around flash. It frequently released a security patch. But its old architecture was still a burden for developers to make Flash functional.

It is welcomed for most programmers to be free from Flash. On the other hand, it is unsure what will be seated as the post Flash. Many legacy software will no more work without Flash. Alternation of generations is always challenging.

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