If you’re wondering about my thoughts on the recent turbulence at Adobe, you could do worse than check out the Creative Coding Podcast, where myself, Iain Lobb and Stacey Mulcahy try to make sense of the current situation. As always with these off-the-cuff discussions, there were several points that I forgot to make, but on […]
[UPDATE] Seems that Adobe aren’t the only ones having trouble with OpenGL on Linux. I’ve asked Mozilla for an update and will elaborate in a separate post when I hear back. (Thanks to Steven Johnson for the link) First we heard that Adobe would no longer develop AIR for Linux and now they’ve quietly dropped […]
I’ve had a very exciting few days as a result of my recent HTML/Flash post. Clearly there is still much to discuss on this subject! I had over 140 comments in the end, although at least half were probably from me. 🙂 I was so delighted that there were many eloquently expressed viewpoints and a […]
HTML5 vs Flash – the aftermath
I thought everyone was over the whole Flash vs HTML5 debate, but I was wrong. Instead of accepting new developments and making changes accordingly, a state of inactivity and comfortable denial has set in. Just one tweet is enough to release the torrent of emotions that have been bubbling under the surface for months. Who knew!?
Once more, I’m updating and reprising “What the Flux!?” at dotBrighton next week on the 8th December. Tickets available from 2pm today but you’ll be able to join us live online. I’ll be extending the Flashy Fortunes gameshow and you can be part of it – fill in the survey here and you could win […]
Flash uses more battery than HTML5?
There’s been a lot of talk about whether Flash drains the battery on MacBooks as much as HTML5 does, so I thought I’d check this claim out. I’m concerned that any tests would be based upon Flash vs no Flash, without an HTML5 version to compare to. So here we have identical content in Flash […]
Flash will eat itself?
While Flash (the tool) can only target Flash (the platform), isn’t that limiting its efficacy? Don’t we need vector animations in other platforms and apps?
Overwhelmed by positivity from FOTB
Flash on the Beach was amazing this year. I really feel like John is getting the formula right – there were many more creative sessions this year, and the Dome bar was kept open after the inspire sessions. This was a great opportunity to hang out, chat (without loud banging music – take note other […]
I’ve been working hard on my upcoming talk at Flash on the Beach over the last few weeks, it’s actually one of the most difficult talks I’ve ever given. Trying to unravel all the trials and tribulations in our industry to come up with a some reasonable and helpful conclusions is surprisingly difficult! As you […]
How to debug AIR for Android
At first, it seemed like no matter what I did I’d just get the Enter IP Address or Hostname requester in my AIR app. So, to get rid of this dreaded requester once and for all follow my handy debugging AIR Android checklist! If you’re new to Air for Android I’d recommend checking Lee Brimelow’s […]