Gone in a Flash

Dec 02, 2015

Adobe looks for a new start; renames its embattled Flash tool.

Adobe Flash, which has been the subject of many security alerts the past two years is getting a new start, with rewritten code and a new name. Adobe announced that it is renaming the Flash Professional tool included in its Creative Cloud suite Adobe Animate CC.

Adobe's announcement does not mention the numerous security problems associated with Flash; however, it does point out the need to incorporate native HTML5 support. The Canvas feature of the new HTML standard offers a means for developers to create animations without the need for tools like Flash. The new Adobe Animate edition will leverage HTML5 features while still providing “first-class” support for Flash SWF and AIR formats.

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