ASV is 9 today…

So I haven’t been posting lately.

I was obviously busy, but main reason was (as I have written before) I didn’t want to sound like trying to sell more copies of ASV using my blog, and I didn’t want to post off-topic, but any on topic useful bits of info I could share was un-shareable. What was left was Adobe press release like news, like the recent Flash CS4 update, but I decided I didn’t want that long ago.

Of course, I can always post about hot topics of the day, like recent Flex Builder name change to Flash Builder. Well, I hate it and I think it’s wrong. Adobe is exploiting the ‘Flash’ name and I think it will not help the ‘Flash’ brand or the platform. A totally, absolutely wrong move – will cause lots of confusion in the long run* (so I totally disagree with KP on this one). OK I said it, it won’t change anything (other than maybe some people with strong feelings about this will start not having good thoughts about me).

A few months ago I even did an off-topic test blog to see if I can really post at least daily. I saw that I could.


Today is ASV’s 9th anniversary. I had to post, because I realized if I didn’t, some people might get wrong ideas about us, ASV, ASV’s future etc. We are on pre-release for quite some time now, for various reasons, but we are working and alive just as we always have been (We released last pre-release ASV just 16 days ago with improved SWF 10 and AS3 support). Second of all, I call myself ‘ASV Guy’, so this makes this post appropriate. And 9 years is quite a long time for any product.

I don’t know how often I will post here, hopefully my next post will not be exactly this day next year…

* Unless Adobe is getting ready to ‘phase out’ Flash IDE, the authoring tool, which would be a worse (or probably the worst) move and Lee Brimelow says this is not the case.

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3 Responses to ASV is 9 today…

  1. Well I really like the name change, but mostly because I’ve had issues with people who (mostly from java) don’t understand flash and program flex. Many people think Air isn’t flash at all, or you can’t do flex without the flex component framework and mxml, or flash is ‘dangerous’, etc. I think this name will be more accurate.
    So I do have strong feelings, but it will take (a lot!) more than that for me to stop having good thoughts about you : ).
    Hope you are well…

  2. Wassim says:

    Hey, 9 years is indeed a long time for any software, ASV was and still is in my opinion the flash decompiler.
    Flash has been changing a lot lately, the IDE is now very buggy, the last stable release was Macromedia’s latest release, I sure hope adobe puts some more brains into the IDE since it’s getting too frustrating for us to live with all the crashes and bugs we’re finding on daily basis.

  3. Thanks for the comments. Nice to hear from you both!