Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Mar 2010 22:59 UTC
Benchmarks Common wisdom has it that Flash is a resource hog, and that HTML5 will prevent your processor from having to work really, really hard to show animations of videos. Well, a number of people have conducted benchmarks with the latest browsers and Flash betas, and common wisdom is starting to show serious signs of crackage.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by henderson101 on Fri 12th Mar 2010 10:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Anybody can improve an HTML5 implementation. Only Adobe can improve Flash. They've had ten years, what have they done? HTML5 has had two--look at what it's done.


Adobe acquired Macromedia at some point in 2004/2005, so, no, Adobe have not had "10 years". Bare in mind, the focus of Flash has GREATLY changed over the last 10 years (it was originally intended as a banner/header technology, not a full multimedia/general purpose programming target), I think Adobe have actually made a lot of inroads. The Flash player still thinks in terms of "movies", "scenes" and such. The fact it does all the stuff it does do now pretty much amazes me. Single threaded, partially interpreted and pretty much unsuited to the job.

Other thing to remember - up till version3 (or maybe 4) you needed a custom server backend to deliver the flash to browsers.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Lennie on Fri 12th Mar 2010 13:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The fact it does all the stuff it does do now pretty much amazes me. Single threaded, partially interpreted and pretty much unsuited to the job.


The same can be said about any current browser-/web-technology.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by henderson101 on Fri 12th Mar 2010 16:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The same can be said about any current browser-/web-technology.


Absolutely, which in fact is both a good and bad thing. HTML is another example of shoe horning a new purpose on top of a platform not originally conceived to perform in the way it has evolved to. Jeez, I remember using a version of Netscape prior to coloured backgrounds and I also remember with tiled images backgrounds came about. ;-)

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