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This is why 'Flash' sucks

Tech.Luver (1130091) writes | more than 7 years ago

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Tech.Luver writes "Blog at explains why Flash sucks, " The ironic thing about Flash is that its use is so frequently self-defeating. overzealous designers try to ?fix? what they see as bad interface models by creating custom Flash crap. This sucks. The fact of the matter is that Flash is pretty much inherently inaccessible. Developers who want to create Flash content first have to agree to the SWF Specs License where you promise that you will ?not use the Specification in any way to create or develop a runtime, client, player, executable or other program that reads or renders SWF files.? While they rushed to include DRM support, the company has been dragging it?s feet on Flash support for 64-bit operating systems. And it?s not like the advent of 64-bit CPUs was a surprise. They should have been working on 64-bit Flash in the late 1990s ? or they should have at least given it some thought! And, seriously, it?s taken a team of coders more than two years to port a plugin from 32-bit to 64-bit? Christ, Apple ported an entire operating systemfrom a RISC to a CISC chipset in less time than that. Sounds like the Flash code-base sucks too. ""
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