Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:08 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Windows Microsoft announced during the build conference, and Steve Sinofsky reiterated in a blog posting that: "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web." Sinfosky goes on explain why Microsoft will not include Flash and why it's no longer needed. It's as close as we'll get to an obituary for Flash. Update from Thom: Added a note in the 'read more'!
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RE[2]: You're wrong Thom
by kristoph on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: You're wrong Thom"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

Yep, Flash will become (already is) a cross platform development tool.

It a tougher market though but they have all these dev's who are going to be looking for new jobs.

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RE[3]: You're wrong Thom
by shmerl on Thu 15th Sep 2011 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: You're wrong Thom"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

No, it's not cross platform enough. There is no flash on Meego/Harmattan N9:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/901668?tstart=60

HMTL/JavaScript is the way to go.

Edited 2011-09-15 17:30 UTC

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RE[4]: You're wrong Thom
by dragossh on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:33 in reply to "RE[3]: You're wrong Thom"
dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

No, JavaScript is a horrible language and I'd rather write assembly than that (okay, maybe it's not that bad...)

Having a single core written in C/C++/C#/Java/whatever language that wasn't invented to script websites and separate UIs for each platform is the way to go.

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