Stop using Flash, says Adobe

MickZA

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... and when some web developers learned of all that had been done, they tore their clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly ...

:D
 

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... and when some web developers learned of all that had been done, they tore their clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly ...

:D

This ^^ :D
 

LazyLion

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The article title makes it sound like they are telling end users to stop using flash.
 

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For once Apple got it right. They went with the more obfuscated standard that no one else was touching and stuck to their guns on it.
It started a chain reaction and now HTML5 will become the defacto standard instead of Flash. YouTube moving away from Flash as well is going to help.
Now if only Twitch.tv could hurry up and release their HTML5 player.

Even Adobe is changing the name of Flash to something else to try initiate the move.
 

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For once Apple got it right. They went with the more obfuscated standard that no one else was touching and stuck to their guns on it.
It started a chain reaction and now HTML5 will become the defacto standard instead of Flash. YouTube moving away from Flash as well is going to help.
Now if only Twitch.tv could hurry up and release their HTML5 player.

Even Adobe is changing the name of Flash to something else to try initiate the move.

Apple didn't get it right. There's a certain time for things like this to happen. All Apple did was inconvenience the crap out of their customers.
 

Mike Hoxbig

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Maybe they should stop making updates for it, if they really want people to stop using it...
 

backstreetboy

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For once Apple got it right. They went with the more obfuscated standard that no one else was touching and stuck to their guns on it.
It started a chain reaction and now HTML5 will become the defacto standard instead of Flash. YouTube moving away from Flash as well is going to help.
Now if only Twitch.tv could hurry up and release their HTML5 player.

Even Adobe is changing the name of Flash to something else to try initiate the move.
Good grief the Apple cool aid is strong with this one. They discomforted their users because it's been 5+ years and flash is still around. Not to mention that HTML5 would've taken off without Apple like countless other technologies (NFC, 3g etc.).
 

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... and when some web developers learned of all that had been done, they tore their clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly ...

:D

You mean designers don't you?
 

SauRoNZA

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Apple didn't get it right. There's a certain time for things like this to happen. All Apple did was inconvenience the crap out of their customers.

I don't know hey. If Apple didn't push it out of the way then why would anyone who was using Flash before change their ways?

Don't fix it if it ain't broken logic would have prevailed and we would still be very much stuck with Flash.
 

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For once Apple got it right. They went with the more obfuscated standard that no one else was touching and stuck to their guns on it.
It started a chain reaction and now HTML5 will become the defacto standard instead of Flash. YouTube moving away from Flash as well is going to help.
Now if only Twitch.tv could hurry up and release their HTML5 player.

Even Adobe is changing the name of Flash to something else to try initiate the move.

And bandwidth saving with the new codex:

Now users of recent versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox will start receiving HTML5 video from YouTube by default.
YouTube
In streaming HTML5 video by default, YouTube has taken a big step towards standardizing video across the web.
HTML5 video also now supports the open-source VP9 video codec. What that means to us: Higher-quality videos, such as those filmed at 4K resolution and/or 60 frames per second, will require less bandwidth.
http://www.popsci.com/youtube-now-plays-html5-video-by-default-eschews-adobe-flash
 

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I don't know hey. If Apple didn't push it out of the way then why would anyone who was using Flash before change their ways?

Don't fix it if it ain't broken logic would have prevailed and we would still be very much stuck with Flash.

No one particularly cared when Apple ditched Flash. Mobile responsiveness necessitated different approaches to mobile web development anyway. Flash was rubbish on OS X before iOS came along.

Apple inconvenienced their own users because they were too lazy to make Flash usable on their platforms. That's all there is to it.
 

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No one particularly cared when Apple ditched Flash. Mobile responsiveness necessitated different approaches to mobile web development anyway. Flash was rubbish on OS X before iOS came along.

No one cared that their content was not available to the majority of users browsing the web on a mobile device? I very much doubt that.

Apple inconvenienced their own users because they were too lazy to make Flash usable on their platforms. That's all there is to it.

Adobe builds the Flash plugins, not Apple, and they still battle to get it to work properly without major security and performance concerns on desktop let alone mobile.
 

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No one cared that their content was not available to the majority of users browsing the web on a mobile device? I very much doubt that.



Adobe builds the Flash plugins, not Apple, and they still battle to get it to work properly without major security and performance concerns on desktop let alone mobile.
What about Pepper Flash?
 
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