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Mozilla Blocks Flash, Encourages HTML5 Adoption

by James Chesters on  Jul 20, 2015

Mozilla is encouraging developers towards HTML5 and JavaScript and away from Flash, after it blocked the plugin in browsers amid security concerns. Following Adobe's advice that two critical vulnerabilities would potentially allow attackers to take control of affected systems, Mark Schmidt, Firefox's head of support, announced the move on Twitter.

Symantec Claims Zero Day Flash Vulnerability Likely to be Exploited

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 08, 2015 1

Symantec is reporting that the zero-day vulnerability discovered (and weaponised) in the HackDay leak allows for remote code execution. Adobe will be updating Flash in the near future but disabling Flash may be the only solution at the moment.

Microsoft, Adobe Release Critical Security Updates

by James Chesters on  Nov 18, 2014

Microsoft has released secruity improvements to Internet Explorer, fixing a vulnerablity that could allow an attacker to take control of a user's system. But according to Robert Freeman, manager of IBM X-Force Research, the issue was reported to Microsoft with a working proof-of-concept back in May 2014 -- and the issue is far older.

Adobe Declares Brackets is Ready with 1.0 Release

by James Chesters on  Nov 11, 2014

Adobe has released Brackets 1.0, its open source code editor for web designers and front-end developers. Web developer evangelist Ryan Stewart says in the past three years the team has been very busy adding features to help make Brackets a world class text-editor. Declaring this release as 1.0 is our way of telling the world that Brackets is ready.

Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

Flash4j 3.0 - A Java Api For Flash Development

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jan 16, 2013 5

Flash4j is a Java API (initially a wrapper over Apache Flex) that offers Java developers a familiar way to develop Flash applications in pure Java without knowledge of ActionScript.

Apache Flex Graduates as TLP, but Its Future Remains Uncertain

by Abel Avram on  Jan 15, 2013 2

ASF recently announced the Apache Flex graduation as a top level project (TLP) after being in incubation for about one year after Adobe entrusted the SDK’s source code, tools and dependencies to ASF.

Tools for Building Advanced Media Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 27, 2012

In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.

PhoneGap 2.0 – One Framework, Many Platforms

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 16, 2012 3

Adobe Systems has recently released PhoneGap 2.0. PhoneGap provides the ability to build applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Palm WebOS, Samsung Bada and Symbian. PhoneGap 2.0 includes support for Cordova WebView, which enables developers to wrap a web application as a native app by using the browser control available in all the mobile platforms.

Microsoft Has Changed Its Mind: Windows 8 IE Metro Renders Flash

by Abel Avram on  Jun 01, 2012 2

In a surprising twist, Microsoft has made available Windows 8 Release Preview with support for Flash in IE 10 Metro and Desktop, both on x86 and ARM platforms.

Adobe Is Distributing Cordova under the PhoneGap Brand

by Abel Avram on  Mar 20, 2012

Adobe will continue offering PhoneGap as a Cordova distribution along with PhoneGap Build and Adobe Shadow.

The New Adobe Roadmap for Flash, AIR and Flex

by Abel Avram on  Feb 22, 2012 5

Adobe has announced details regarding Flash, AIR, Flex and other related products, presenting how they see the future of these technologies. Adobe repurposes Flash for gaming and premium video.

PhoneGap Status: Moving to Apache and Adobe, Plugin Modularization, PhoneGap/Build Service

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 24, 2011

Working with PhoneGap is getting easier: Plugins make PhoneGap more modular and extensible for developers. PhoneGap/Build is an online service for automatically building PhoneGap applications for different platforms. InfoQ talked to Nitobi's Brian LeRoux about the technical future of PhoneGap at Adobe and Apache.

Updated:Adobe Donating Flex to Open Source Foundation; Continues Fire Sale on Formerly-Core Software

by Charles Humble on  Nov 14, 2011 6

Hot on the heels of news that Adobe is abandoning developing Flash for mobile devices, Adobe has also now announced its intention to donate the Flex SDK to "an established open source foundation".

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