Since the iPad was announced, Flash has been under an almost constant attack from a number of fronts, with many declaring it a dead platform. No surprise there. People have been after Flash for years. But the Flash community has been firing back. here are a couple great responses to the proclamation of Flash’s early demise.
ï»¿Everyone to their bases – Flash is under attack!
Jens C Brynildsen at Flash magazine
Flash is Deadâ€¦ Long Live Flash
Devon O. Wolfgang at onebyoneblog
And some further looks at the points levied against Flash:
And another breakdown of why Flash will lead the charge and HTML 5 (and more importantly the browsers that serve it) will always play catch-up:
and a look at HTML 5 video support and it’s current issues
I think these taken together form good support for the theory that
- Change in the way interactive on the web works is well under way, but has a long way to go. Still never a bad thing to be at the head of the pack that bringing up the rear
- Flash will move forward past it’s current incarnation into something no one might yet see, but something we the Flash Developers should be on the lookout for
- IE does and always will suck the life out of all of us (just wanted to throw that in)