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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Flash Development

... is what I'm learning today.

Funny. The prof started by saying:

"we know that apple dropped Flash, and ppl are saying that Flash is dead, but there's still tons of work out there".

Either way, they're starting us from scratch but this should be fun. I've not touch scratch since Bush was in office (BUSH 1). BTW, what are the web animation alternatives?

Any Flash devs out here want to share experiences?
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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Many years experience in flash. Yes flash was dropped from apple, but there remains a load of work out there, particularly if you are very advanced as the pool out there has thinned. (not a bad thing).
Not to mention flash has developed some f the top selling games on the app store.

Having worked extensively in both, html5/js etc doesn't hold a candle to flash yet.
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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Old Apr 16th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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ha ha tell that to the guys making more than you and I times 10 with top games.

That should read RIP flash player. (even though it's still going strong on desktops)

The IDE is changing with the times.
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Old Apr 17th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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When do they have time to work on the IDE??


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Old Apr 17th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #6
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Not sure if you're up on where it is now. The IDE is still a fantastic development platform, tough to say where things will be a few years from now. As for developing actual swf files for webpages, well it's dead mostly except for ads.

Flash player is slowly becoming a dead horse.
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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 01:41 PM   #8
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Been using Flash since the Director days - People been ragging on it ever since for one reason or another. Problem with Flash is that it has such a great development environment but it has been used and gets used for things far outside of what it's designed for, as is the case with a lot of tools utilized in 'webdev'.

AS is hugely powerful if you know what you're doing, capable of some pretty crazy sh*t.

Really? FP security prompts? LoL! You can post that kinda thing for damn near every delivery system out there, but ya no doubt, Flash Player in recent times has become a bit of a screen-door and kind a fell apart, not sure how long it can last really.

I don't do much with it these days, still for whipping up fast interactive/creative vector assets when asked, still the best tool for the job.

Egde feels disjointed and like a patch worked application to me, there's something just not right with it, but then again like I said I don't do much of 'that' type of work anymore.

If I do any webwork these days I'm using Hype for the most part. It isn't Flash, it does a nice job on some Flash-like interactions and functions though, well enough that it's very useful.
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I'm far from a seasoned programmer... but I have also been using Tumult's Hype for the past year or so. It was developed to give folks an alternative to Flash, and can be used for some pretty broad purposes, from animated iBook work, to game development, to website creation.

And one thing remains relevant regarding Flash's future: You still can't see Flash-based material in websites on any Apple iOS device.... and there are a *lot* of 'em out there....
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Old Jan 24th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #10
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Flash is currently used for a lot of game development, and iOS apps, it's been able to produce native iOS code for some time. Also the createJS project is maturing.

It is, still one of the more fantastic authoring environments, far more mature than most, it's a question of how and when people can make use of it to author high end interactive with custom code rather than spit out crap from some, to make use of JS, CSS3 etc. It'd be a shame to see that environment die completely. It was the flash player that stunk in the end.
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