Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 10:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While most of us here on the OSNews team are proponents of HTML5, we're all fully aware that Flash serves an important role on the web today, and will most likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Flash has a rather spotty record when it comes to performance, and so far, hasn't been able to run well on mobile devices. It seems this is about to change, as an Adobe evangelist has showed off Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 (Froyo) running on the Nexus One. And eerlijk is eerlijk, it looks pretty darn impressive, especially considering how far they've come.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I don't know about the difficulty in abusing javascript. Its pretty dang easy. Just create an infinite ( or near infinite) loop. Been a while since I did that accidentally, but it used to kill IE, firefox, opera. If javascript is given its own separate thread than the browser gui, then it sort of goes away.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I mean developers who create a site with fancy effects (e.g. Disney), not trying to purposefully crash your browser in the fastest manner. You can write a for-loop in Flash too., but it’s inherently easier to pile on the special effects with Flash than it is with HTML/CSS

Yet. Adobe are supposed to be working on HTML5 development tools ;)

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yet. Adobe are supposed to be working on HTML5 development tools ;)

Oh my god... Coming from Adobe, this means bloated html code which you can't easily block. NOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!

(Actually, looking at the article's demo, it's a bit unfair since they seem to be working on performance now that newer technologies predate flash, but who cares ^^ For years I've been enduring horrible performance from Adobe software, it's not some random laggy demo of a product which should have been released for 6 months which is going to appease my anger against their devs ^^)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah that was my other point. Its more difficult to screw up anything that doesn't have an easy way to create it. That will change if Adobe creates an html 5 animator. Although, I thought they already had one at some point. Adobe was promising great things with svg ... until they bought Macromedia.

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