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Comment on SymbolClass Tag by Robin Debreuil Robin Debreuil Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:03:51 +0000 Really great to get the final final word on these things – this level of info always comes hard earned. It’s exactly this attention to detail makes ASV so indispensable!

Comment on SymbolClass Tag by RetroModular RetroModular Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:56:15 +0000 “I don’t post about technical matters like this because the info might be used by either competitors or SWF obfuscator vendors”

This is an interesting article to read but it doesn’t contain anything that isn’t already publicly known. The SWF and AVM specs are freely available from Adobe, I’m working with them myself to develop an obfuscator, so I don’t understand the where the secrecy is.

[Even the content of this post should make it clear that the specs lack many details and has 'some' errors. Good luck with your obfuscator.

And if this article doesn't contain info that isn't already publicly known, please let me know where I can find the info:) We worked hard for the info in this article. - ASVGuy]

Comment on And Then Premium Features Arrived… by ken ken Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:21:12 +0000 Oh flash will die, its been taken off of most mobile platforms, Html5 and Java are right on its heels and there is no tax as of yet for using either platform. Adobe is just turning into a greedy company, well turning into more of a greedy company. I came to Flash because of one thing only, its ability to make Facebook games. With even Facebook now adopting a HTML5 point of view and Adobe taxing the living daylights out of any company dumb enough to keep using Flash. It will die. As I stated in another post. Steve Jobs built Flash a plain pine coffin, Adobe lined it with silk so they can have a peaceful rest. RIP Adobe, RIP!!!

Its a shame too, such a cute little system

Comment on And Then Premium Features Arrived… by Alex Alex Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:02:23 +0000 1. Now that Flash targets fewer user cases (games and video being its only dedicated targets), you have fewer targets to sell tools.

2. Time and money spent working on tools that duplicate what other companies or individuals already provide is time and money that is not spent improving the platform. Now that competition against the Flash platform itself has increased dramatically with HTML5, that’s a huge problem. I don’t WANT Adobe to keep fighting a war on all fronts. It is much better for Flash developers like me if they focus on making the platform itself more competitive.

The people who say Flash is dead because of this or that are simply wrong. There is one thing only that will kill Flash, and it’s a simple rule of business. For Flash to live, it must provide features that are both unique as well as in demand. In other words, it has to provide a compelling value argument. If it does, it will live. If it doesn’t, it will die. The actions Adobe has taken are at least a step towards allowing them to play competitively.

Companies will look at premium features and decide if using them will allow them to make more than 9% more than a competing technology (or more than Flash without those features). If they will, then Flash + Premium is a valid choice for them. It’s not a religious war. It’s math.

Comment on And Then Premium Features Arrived… by Matt Bolt Matt Bolt Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:03:24 +0000 “I’m sure that is true, but really it is saying Adobe can’t compete in spite of all the advantages inherent in making the platform. Look at FlashDevelop – made for free by two people (and no doubt some friendly help) and it blows away Adobe coding tools. Not because it is cheaper, because it is better.”

So true and such an excellent point.

Comment on Why will Premium Flash Player Features Kill Flash? by Elliot Geno Elliot Geno Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:10:05 +0000 That’s pretty interesting. I have never thought of the DoD and its use of Flash. But as with any private company, military funding can be a huge benefactor. You don’t bite the hand that feeds.

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Comment on Why will Premium Flash Player Features Kill Flash? by Kurt Melander Kurt Melander Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:07:50 +0000 Well, speaking from the e-learning development side and as a US DoD defense contractor, the digital signing may be due in large part to the downgrading of flash and Shockwave from the DoD CIO office in terms of risk for mobile code. Shockwave .dcr format is now no longer allowed on military networks and is classified “1x”, flash was downgraded from a “3″ to a “2″, lower numbers meaning higher risk to the network. One of the main reasons for this downgrade is the lack of Flash and Shockwave to recognize or validate digitally signed code. The AIR platform does, as does JAVA so those both have higher ratings for mobile code risk by the DoD. The DoD and Federal Government has been a cash cow for Adobe, and this may be in part an attempt to make the platform more secure and not just to “lock out” those premium features. I think there’s quite a bit more to the changes in 11.2 than folks beyond the Adobe Engineers are probably aware of – just my two cents.

Comment on Why will Premium Flash Player Features Kill Flash? by Matt Bolt Matt Bolt Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:10:05 +0000 Well written and great points. If you’re correct, this is a poor move by Adobe.

Truthfully, and regardless of the mindless moves that Adobe makes, the Flash Player is part of the web. While there is no doubt that a good portion of Flash’s success is due to it’s openness and amazing contributors, it’s somewhat arrogant to assume that because developers can no longer tinker with the SWF format, that the entire player will die.

At the end of the day, the consumer is who decides whether a product dies or not. Of course the counter argument is that if developers no longer create flash content, it dies, but the truth is:
* Developers mostly flock to where the money is.
* The money comes from businesses who need a graphical web product created in a time-efficient manner that reaches huge volumes of people, cross-platform, and cross-browser.
* So far, in my opinion, there isn’t anything else better than Flash Player at the moment for achieving the above goals.

Will Flash Player take a hit from this mistake? Absolutely. As a developer, does it piss me off? Absolutely.

What I’ve learned from past experiences, is that most of the time, Adobe will listen to concerns. If you have the right outlet – Hopefully, they hear our complaints concerning the openness of flash (especially after the whole Apple ordeal).