While part I focused on the quarrel between Adobe and Apple, the future of Flash is much larger than the ramblings of an over-dramatic control freak. Flash has been a definitive tool for web interaction. It’s lived through the indirect blow of AJAX by being more animation-centric and object oriented. It’s lived through the increasing functionality of Java by, again, being more animation centric and having a very hands-on design view in the Flash development environment. HTML5 however, is taking direct aim at animation, graphics, video and even 3D applications. Beyond the momentum of the current Flash-comfortable army of web developers, where will Flash sit in the future of the web?
Adobe and Apple have recently been making rather public fisticuffs (love that word). Adobe has been slightly quieter, letting their fans speak for them, while on Apple’s end, Steve himself has blogged on the matter. The whole affair has been splattered far and wide on the web, but above the opinions and battles defending such opinions, 1 question remains.