Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 22:37 UTC
Google Well, this was about as inevitable as Apple not losing a super-secret iPhone prototype: Google and Adobe have pretty much formed an alliance against the iPhone, in true the-enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend style. The agreement between the two companies is clearly a big middle finger towards Apple and the iPhone. Update: Apple has finally added a framework to Mac OS X that will enable accelerated Flash video content - something Adobe has been asking for. This should enable Adobe to greatly improve Flash video performance on Mac OS X. Anyone know about Linux?
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by Kroc on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 07:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Kroc
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2005-11-10

leave it up to the developers out there to decide the best tool for the job


On the whole—and history will hold me out here—developers choose the cheapest tool for the job, not the best.

Why do you think Flash is so common when clearly it’s not the best tool for information conveyance? It’s cheaper than paying a real developer who knows what they’re doing.

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by kaiwai on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 10:19 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

On the whole—and history will hold me out here—developers choose the cheapest tool for the job, not the best.

Why do you think Flash is so common when clearly it’s not the best tool for information conveyance? It’s cheaper than paying a real developer who knows what they’re doing.


Well actually CS5 now allows one to export a Flash project to HTML5; the problem is that a person who can programme doesn't necessarily mean they'll make a sexy website; just as Microsoft provides the ability to separate the code from the front end to allow each specialised group to work on their part of the application, so you will need some sort of division that allow the creative types who have the ideas being able to turn it into a reality. So far Flash has provided such a platform but now Adobe has now provided the ability to export out of Flash to HTML/Javascript/etc.

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by Kroc on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 11:37 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

graphic design != information design

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by TemporalBeing on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 15:05 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

"leave it up to the developers out there to decide the best tool for the job


On the whole—and history will hold me out here—developers choose the cheapest tool for the job, not the best.

Why do you think Flash is so common when clearly it’s not the best tool for information conveyance? It’s cheaper than paying a real developer who knows what they’re doing.
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Flash is not exactly the cheapest tool on the market. So you point is?

Further, developers do tend towards the better tools, only to have their management force them towards cheaper tools or even preferred tools that are not cheap. Developers often have little to no say in the matter.

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