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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3 174

iamrmani writes "Software maker Adobe Systems has launched Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 even as the industry is shifting to HTML 5 on the Web that lessens the reliance of developers on Flash." The Register has a bit more to say about Adobe's repositioning of Flash for games as a competetive strategy.
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Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

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  • by jtgarris ( 2434500 ) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @11:28AM (#37469584)
    is surprised that Adobe would keep releasing products as people start relying on them less. How else are they going to compete.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @12:11PM (#37470108)

    a lot of the javascript/css proponents i've spoken to were quite happy using actionscript 2 but found it difficult making the transition to as3.

    this is probably because a lot of the convenience functions are missing, and not everyone can make sense of OOP.

    i think the reason html5 isn't getting anywhere is because it involves a lot more work for the devs. also, flash has become part of what people expect from the web - and if a product doesn't support it then they will avoid it.

  • by TheRaven64 ( 641858 ) on Wednesday September 21, 2011 @12:45PM (#37470478) Journal
    They're not going to compete. HTML5 competes with the Flash plugin. This is not a revenue generator for Adobe, it's a thing that the give away to try to persuade people to buy their authoring tools. As it becomes well supported, Adobe can transition the developer tools over to targeting HTML5 as well as, then instead of, the Flash plugin. Long term, they stop having to develop Flash (which costs them money) and get to keep selling the authoring tools. What's not to like?

Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.