Friday, July 4, 2008

Why Flash?

I am gonna start up this blog by talking about Flash... no.. not the flashy type but Adobe Flash. Flash has been around since it's introduction in 1996. It was under Macromedia back then (Macromedia Flash) and gained much momentum as a standard for the web animation and media delivery. Then in December 3rd 2005, Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia. T thought that it was the end for Flash but then I was wrong... and I was wayyy wrong. Adobe released Flash Player 9 in 2006, along with a preview of ActionScript 3.0. It was not until 2007 that Adobe Flash CS3 came out with full support for AC3. Why all the fuzz about AC3? Well, it's like this...

Long time ago I played with Flash and AC (Action Script) 1 and 2. It was good and things were going pretty well. However, the speed of AC 1 and 2 was a bit on the disapointing side but that didn't stop millions of programmers from creating games, sites and applications with Flash. We just have to make do with all the things and restrictions we have that time. When AC3 was released, it changes everything. It's fast... and way way faster that it's predecessor. And then things just got better and better!

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