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From "Peter Ginneberge" <p.ginnebe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: future of flash (yes, that old chestnut again)
Date Thu, 16 May 2013 11:12:44 GMT
I once was in love with everything Macromedia, including JRUN and ColdFusion.
When Adobe took over, it broke my heart. I've never been in love with Adobe, never have, never


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alain Ekambi" <jazzmatadazz@gmail.com>
To: <users@flex.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:24 AM
Subject: Re: future of flash (yes, that old chestnut again)

> Going to add my 2cents to this.
> I m one the guy behind Emitrom.
> I created a Java API for the Flash platform called Flash4j(
> http://emitrom.com/flex4j).
> Which allows Java Devs to write Flash apps in Java.
> Despite all the "Flash is dead" talk our experience has been the totally
> opposite. Flash4j is by faar the most successfull products we have. We
> havent seen any drop in demand. Actually the demand is soo high that we are
> looking to add people.
> Flash still does certain things better and efficiently than JavaScript (for
> example clientside file generation) and this wont change anytime soon.
> And off course certain things can be done with pure JS that was only
> available to Flash. The question is how long does it take to get the same
> result.
> The problem we always had with Flash/Flex applications is that for
> something that runs in the browser the interoperability with JavaScript is
> pretty poor (ActionScript beeing the other problem but that s another
> story).
> To us it s not a Flash vs HTML5 talk. But how to leverage BOTH to create an
> unique experience for our customers.
> One of the things we are currently working on for example is how to
> seamlessly integrate the Google Maps JS API  in a Flex app.
> This post actually summarizes the situation pretty good
> http://thonbo.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/where-is-adobe-going-with-flash-after-max-conclusions/
> Cheers

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