Farewell to Adobe Flash Player

Farewell to Adobe Flash Player

Adobe has announced that they’re killing Flash Player. Why though? It’s not so nice to speak ill of the dead but Flash is technically not dead yet; so let’s face the truth.

10 years ago, Steve Jobs relegated Flash Player from the iPhone. He was right to do so; because it was too insecure, Jobs wrote, too proprietary, too resource-intensive, too unaccommodating for a platform run by fingertips instead of mouse clicks.

Adobe itself acknowledged the transition:

“As open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered […]