Adobe Flash may be old, but with 3 years remaining in it's lifespan, Adobe Flash is about to die.
Flash developers will now switch to HTML5 instead. It's more powerful and faster than the browser plugins we use. According to the recent post from the Chromium blog:
Originally posted by The Chromium Blog
HTML is faster, safer, and more power efficient than Flash and works across desktop and mobile. Three years ago, over 80% of Chrome daily desktop users visited sites with Flash. Today only 17% of users visit sites with Flash and we’re continuing to see a downward trend as sites move to HTML.
But don't panic, Adobe has to say about this:
Originally posted by Adobe
Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education and video – and we remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020, as customers and partners put their migration plans into place. Adobe will continue to support Flash on a number of major OSs and browsers that currently support Flash content through the planned EOL. This will include issuing regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities as needed. We remain fully committed to working with partners, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to maintain the security and compatibility of Flash content.
What do you guys think about this? Discuss.