The World Wide Web has evolved with a tremendous pace over the last two decades. Definitely, lots of advancement in the Internet added new fixtures over the time, but at the same time lost some features, which we have got a nostalgia attached to it. Now it seems, our good-old multimedia companion of mid 2000, The Adobe Flash software is breathing its last.
The creator Adobe Solution Network has officially proclaimed the slow death of Adobe Flash to happen soon. It is expected to be completely wiped out in 2020.
Adobe Will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player
The Flash Player which allowed users to stream rich multimedia content over the web as well as locally in their PC’s or phones. It was first developed by Macromedia and in 2005, Adobe acquired it.
The dawn of modern graphics and multimedia languages such as HTML5, webGL etc proved to be the doom of Flash Player. The HTML5 that we use in modern web pages provide much better visuals than Flash player could provide. Eventually, an extra plugin such as Adobe Flash player is not the need of current generation devices.
Vulnerable to malicious attack and being hack-prone, Adobe is obliged to pull the plug rather than providing support which is absurd.
However, their are folks fighting to keep the Adobe Flash alive as open-source as a memento for our future generation. A petition filed by some users at GitHub states: “Killing Flash means future generations can’t access the past“. For the time-being, whether the petition succeeds or not, is still a matter of uncertainty.