>From an eLearning perspective, anyone dealing with a browser-based LMS will need to start planning for HTML5/JS/CSS unless something new comes out that that is not currently on the radar.
gregb -----Original Message----- From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of John McCormack Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 3:05 PM To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on. That article is very interesting Kevin. I will chew on it a bit more tomorrow, after work. One thing that Apple issue seemed to miss was that any significant download of pixels, no matter what the delivery language, is going to use a similar amount of battery life. So it really had little to do with Flash. More to do with control of the market. I have written most of my software in C++ and I love Visual Studio 2010 but for shear ease of use, and with great results, I think Flash and Air are brilliant and I will be using them to do my next few pieces of work. John On 17/09/2012 18:51, Kevin Newman wrote: > HTML5 is finally on the downslide of the gartner hype cycle's peak of > inflated expectations. So it makes sense that people are starting to > pronounce it's death. Mark Zuckerberg has caught on with his comments > about native apps vs. HTML5 from last week too. > > HTML always had a place, and probably will until another document spec > supersedes it. I wouldn't bet the future of my company on it though. > > I wrote about this a while ago: > http://www.unfocus.com/2011/11/09/flash-and-air-nothing-but-opportunit > y/ > > The market is splitting, and that's great. Both are growing, one is > just growing faster. BTW, FaceBook's whole play was making apps out of > web apps, and providing ways for app makers to monetize those apps > while FB gets a tax - that's why Facebook is in scramble mode, they > are trying to compete for attention against far more rapid growth from > device apps, which also happen to take a far larger tax. Its not a > short term problem because the desktop/laptop install base is so large > (same for Flash gaming), but they will hit a wall at some point, and > that's what their horrible stock numbers are about. > > Kevin N. > > P.S. I wrote that before I witnessed the horrible PR nightmare that > Adobe created (and still hasn't addressed). I have less confidence in > Adobe as a company than I did when I wrote that. On the technology, I > still think Flash is well positioned to be a killer multi-platform app > toolkit. I just can't say I believe Adobe will be able to execute well > enough to capitalize on it. I think they're leadership is too busy > chasing the fads of Wall Street, rather than generating their own as > any technology company must. The Adobe evangelists have caught a > terminal case of pragmatism too. Since when is technology about > pragmatism? Pft. > > _______________________________________________ > Flashcoders mailing list > Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com > http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders > > _______________________________________________ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders _______________________________________________ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders