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From f...@dfguy.us
Subject Re: Flex/Flash Viable still?
Date Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:18:11 GMT
Well there are a lot of desktops and laptops out there and windows tablets should become more
widespread since they are the full OS and not slimmed down mobile OS. That means that Flash
is and will be available for good. A lot of these articles seem to be another last push by
tech writers and others who have always seemed to go after Flash, especially after Steve Jobs
popularized it in 2010. I've never had any security or performance issues with Flash and I've
been having fun developing with it since Flash 4.

Most of this is just anecdotal and people always like to have some issue to talk up and feel
smart about. What I don't like is that there are so many great people who have worked hard
on this software over the years and they deserve better. Most commentators probably harp on
Flash simply because it can do almost everything and they are probably sick of always having
to talk about it. It's installed on 98% of computers after all like they say.

The mobile Flash player was always a little difficult to design to anyway because of the small
screen sizes, with html too. So using AIR for mobile is a good option regardless. Otherwise,
it's been clear that Flash has been ahead in almost every way it's entire life so a lot of
the commentary is from companies that want to promote their own software and are happy to
attack a competitive platform if there's a security update or something else; app stores,
browser vendors, JavaScript framework creators, video graphics software, animation tools,
gaming platforms, etc.

David

-----Original Message-----
From: douglowder <dlowder@tpocc.org>
To: users@flex.apache.org
Sent: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Flex/Flash Viable still?

Oh my, that is brilliant.  I eagerly await the writing of "Thoughts on
HTML5."  What goes around comes around.



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