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 […]