RIP Flash- Adobe is Getting Rid of Flash, Introducing Animate CC

After being an object of constant criticism universally by IT professionals for being volatile, unstable and unreliable, the time has come to bid farewell to Adobe Flash and welcome its new and improved version Animate.

Adobe has renamed Flash Professional CC as Animate CC and moved the pivot to HTML5.

Adobe tried its best to make Flash a reliable software for public, but it just couldn’t receive acceptance from the users as well as professionals and obviously not from the critics.

The vulnerability identified in Flash recently was so severe that the company decided to eliminate it altogether.

Thus, Flash was uninstalled for good and now we have the new version to grill- well sort of.

Adobe maintains that this renaming was done to accurately “reflect the content formats produced by this tool.” The company also stated that it was working already on a new HTML5 video player.

In its subsequent blogpost the launching of Animate CC, the company explained the reason behind the step:

“For nearly two decades, Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web. Because of the emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards, we completely rewrote the tool over the past few years to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. To more accurately represent its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond, Flash Professional will be renamed Adobe Animate CC, starting with the next release in early 2016.”

“Animate CC will continue supporting Flash (SWF) and AIR formats as first-class citizens. In addition, it can output animations to virtually any format (including SVG), through its extensible architecture.”

This video explains everything you should know about the killing of Flash and introduction of Animate CC:

In September 2015, Google, Netflix, Microsoft, Mozilla, Amazon formed an alliance for open media in an attempt to provide users around the world with new formats and advanced codecs for enhanced media experience on the Web across various devices.

SourceAdobe

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