Karl DeSaulniers wrote :
> Flash is not dead. It's hibernating. 
> ..... With SOME of the fault in the way flash handles things. 

Adobe was a little confusing on that one. It somehow proved it lacked of 
vision, and failed to capitalize the 'money grabbing' process that was needed 
for Mankind (sarcasm). And since then, it looks like Flash is living the 
Director's fate (and maybe the Director's Cut too ...). Flash is still very 
good, as a runtime. As are a lot of runtimes. What we observe is that browsers 
are runtimes, and that we can do many things with them that don't justify Flash 
use anymore (as it was always the case, take the usability gurus .. err 
darketers ). So all in all, Flash Player is still a strong runtime that lets 
developpers leverage some amazing things with it. Moreover, this AppStore storm 
got rid of a lot of bad Flash use (indirectly, a lot of bad applications with 
bad usability principles can be found on the iOS ecosystem from now on). Flash 
is now considered as a technology, and no more as a new paradigm (which is what 
the iOS AppStore is currently going through). 15 minutes of fame.


Sorry for the OT, as I don't really anything to add regarding vectors vs 
bitmaps ... though I 'plus' the view that it truly depends on the utilization: 
sometimes bitmaps are better, sometimes vectors are better: know your tech and 
make experiments in order to test in real situations. (Though I was amazingly 
amazed by the way Flash Player simply merges with Retina displays, for example. 
Vectors power!)
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