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kstaron
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7/28/2015 | 1:14:02 PM
What are the new tools?
It may not be the same when people aren't using the smae old tools, but people will still find great programs to continue their creative efforts. I seriously doubt the demise of flash is going to stop people from being creative. they just need to find another media to use. I'm out of the loop on this one, what arethe programs people are using oter than flash, specifically to create things for mobile devices?
PedroGonzales
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7/18/2015 | 10:20:34 AM
Re: Sad day
I didn't know that flash played has a lead role in some technologies.  May be they should partner with the HTML5 people.  I do not know how much impact this will have on them.  May be it is better for them to let HTML5 grow so they can focus on other technologies where they have greater advantage.   
Broadway0474
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7/16/2015 | 9:24:02 PM
Re: More of Adobe fading into obscurity
You had me until you said PDFs are dead? Really?! What's replacing g PDFs?
Whoopty
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7/16/2015 | 10:26:28 AM
Re: Sad day
Not sure I can agree there. While certainly a lot of people have moved on and flash isn't as relevant as it once was, it's still used by Twitch which is viewed by millions of people on a regular basis and communities like Newgrounds and Armorgames still put out lots of flash titles, many of which end up leading to commercial opportunities for people. 
GAProgrammer
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7/16/2015 | 9:00:05 AM
More of Adobe fading into obscurity
While Adobe still holds a few grounds in publishing and graphics, they have already lost almost all ground on PDFs and now Flash. As an admin of their products, their customer service is abysmal, their installation processes are incredibly buggy and needlessly complex.

There was a time that Adobe was a leader in technology, but those days are long gone.

 

TL;DR - Couldn't have happened to a better company.
dried_squid
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7/15/2015 | 2:09:14 PM
not the browser, the OS
My suggestion to Adobe is to do with Flash like Adobe Reader - write to the operating system, and not some application.


For most their creatives, it will allow more options.

 

As far as mobile goes, I don't know. To me, the mobile world is hardware specific, in a sense kind of retro. As long as the content is "free".

 

 
Li Tan
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7/15/2015 | 9:35:44 AM
Re: Sad day
It's not pure technical issue but also relevant to the passion - many developers, artists spend tremendous effort in creating Flash movies, animations and all kinds of amazing things, including online games. I feel sorry to hear this news as a ex-Flash developer, when it still belongs to Macromedia.
Broadway0474
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7/15/2015 | 9:01:27 AM
Re: Sad day
Whoopty, sure, maybe last decade Flash was great for artists and web developers, but since mobile became a priority, Flash has not been relevant and only an impedient. In that time, hasn't another platform stepped up to replace it? (Disclosure: I have no sympathy for Adobe; the way they handle their Creative Suite upgrades has alienated me for years.)
Steven Pascarolino
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7/15/2015 | 8:53:07 AM
Re: Firefox 39
I'm also on Firefox 39 and I've got the same problem.
Whoopty
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7/15/2015 | 7:16:50 AM
Sad day
It will be a sad day when Flash finally dies. It gave so many artists, web developers and games developers a way to reach an audience early on without much difficulty. Although there are conversion tools that can make some of that function in other platforms, it won't be the same when people aren't using the same old tools. 
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