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[4]: You're wrong Thom
by dragossh on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:33 UTC 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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RE[5]: You're wrong Thom
by shmerl on Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:47 in reply to "RE[4]: You're wrong Thom"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

We are talking about the Web, right? What does C/C++ (or C# or whatever) has to do with it? So far JavaScript is the only de-facto ubiquitous Web scripting language which browsers support.

When you write native code, that's another story.

Edited 2011-09-15 20:48 UTC

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RE[5]: You're wrong Thom
by sorpigal on Fri 16th Sep 2011 17:24 in reply to "RE[4]: You're wrong Thom"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Javascript isn't a horrible language. This isn't the 90s any more.

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