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Web multimedia: 6 reasons why Flash isn’t going away

I was reading an article on Computer world and I was very impressed with the content and wanted to share this in here: Its a 4 page article

Article 6 reasons Flash / HTML5 on Computer World

Here are few points I liked most in the post:

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“Quite frankly, Flash is a great animation tool, and it’s used for a lot of interactivity. Those kind of interactive elements are difficult to do in HTML 5,” Barberich says.

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Although YouTube (which is owned by Google) is experimenting with HTML 5, content protection is one of the reasons why the site still needs Flash, said John Harding, a software engineer for YouTube

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Perhaps the most widely reported of these efforts is the open-source Smokescreen project. Developed by RevShock, a mobile ad start-up, Smokescreen shows promise in its initial form, but its performance doesn’t match what users get with Flash content that runs natively. “Smokescreen exemplifies the immaturity of HTML 5,” says Rubin.

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Largely lost in all the HTML 5 vs. Flash rhetoric is the possibility that the two technologies might simply work side by side. “I’m never really sure why HTML 5 and Flash can’t co-exist,” says Cote, “why it’s a zero-sum game.”

Rubin of NPD predicts that “within the next few years, we will likely see sites support both technologies. They will be able to achieve much of what they’ve traditionally done with Flash with HTML 5, but there’s no doubt that Flash will also continue to evolve and offer incentives to maintain its developer support.”

It is worth reading the article if you are in web development.

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