Adobe: We Will Not Abandon Flash for HTML5By Channel Insider Staff | Print
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At its MAX 2011 developer conference Adobe officials said the company is equally committed to providing the best tools for both Flash and HTML5 development
LOS ANGELES -- Adobe System revealed some of its strategy for taking its flagship Flash Platform forward while also enabling developers to build rich applications using HTML5.
Adobe wanted to make one thing clear: The company is not abandoning Flash for HTML5, nor is it putting one ahead of the other.
Indeed, during the second day keynote at the Adobe MAX 2011 developer conference here, the company laid out several instances of how Adobe Flash technology and HTML work together to deliver highly expressive experiences in the browser and as apps.
Danny Winokur, vice president and general manager of Platform at Adobe spoke of how Flash and HTML5 development go hand-in-hand at Adobe. And he indicated that Flash 11, the latest version of the technology, along with Adobe AIR 3 will bring even more power and better experiences to users and developers.
Moreover, Charland said when working with PhoneGap developers can use any IDE integrated development environment you want -- Eclipse, Visual Studio, Dreamweaver. Most people who are building web apps can extend that to the phone with PhoneGap.
Adobe has also extended existing tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional to bring the next generation of Web standards to designers and developers who rely on those tools. Adobe also released the new CSS3 Mobile Pack for Adobe Fireworks, which will enable designers to easily extract CSS3 from their design elements in Fireworks and quickly add them to their HTML based websites and mobile applications.
Moreover Adobe announced several HTML contributions. Adobe has been contributing actively to HTML5 with the W3C and through contributions to Webkit to enable new expressiveness in HTML.
To read the original eWeek article, click here: Adobe: We Love Flash and HTML5 Equally