Adobe Flash receives final update before shutdown at the end of the year

Adobe has just released its final update for Adobe Flash, ahead of the platform’s planned shutdown at the end of the year. December 31, 2020 will be the day that Flash reaches its EoL (end of life), with Adobe actively blocking server-side requests from Flash from January 12, 2021.

Adobe Flash is software platform that made it easy for developers to produce animations, web applications, mobile games, and more. As the adoption of HTML5 and JavaScript grew, the use of Adobe Flash In real-world applications declined. Eventually, mobile devices stopped supporting Flash in 2011.

- Advertisement -

Though Flash is now seen as a relic of an ancient time, the platform breathed life into the internet, making static pages and dull web pages come to life. However complicated Adobe Flash made installation seemed, there was a point where you couldn’t browse the internet without having Flash installed on your computer.

Adobe says in the final release notes, “We want to take a moment to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the last two decades.  We are proud that Flash had a crucial role in evolving web content across animation, interactivity, audio, and video.  We are excited to help lead the next era of digital experiences.”

Adobe has emphasized that it will continue to contribute towards the development of the HTML5 standard, and its Adobe AIR platform. The company reminds users to uninstall Flash from their computers, to protect against undetected security bugs.

The future of the web is clear—JavaScript and HTML5 is the only practical way to build web applications now. The internet would not be the way it is now without Adobe Flash, and the platform will always be remembered in history as a catalyst to the dawn of the internet.

- Advertisement -

Do you want to publish on Apple News, Google News, and more? Join our writing community, improve your writing skills, and be read by hundreds of thousands around the world!

More from Technology – News Landed

+ A new app—the iGenomics—makes pocket size DNA analyzer possible
+ Aritifical Intelligence can detect COVID-19 from the sound of your cough

+ Epigenetic modifications are the cause of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease
+ Industry Titan Christopher Nolan Balks at Warner Bros. Same-Day Theaters and Streaming Movie Release Schedule

Related Stories

Twitter Fleets didn’t expire after 24 hours

Twitter is already having problems with its fleets feature. Twitter rolled out its new Fleets feature; it is similar...

Honor smartphone brand is no longer part of Huawei

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating that Huawei is planning to sell Honor. And the news...

Featured Stories

Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion plan – What does it mean to the world?

On Thursday (January 14), incoming President Joe Biden revealed his administration's US$1.9 trillion stimulus package that aims to combat...

Our Forests Will Reach Their Climate Tipping Point Decades Before the End of This Century

Recent observational data studies confirm that we are much closer to the temperature tipping point for forest and terrestrial...

Curfews sweep Europe to tackle rising COVID-19 cases

Nine months from the initial lockdowns, Europe grapples with record coronavirus cases. It comes as dozens of more contagious...

Endangered Indian rhinoceros calf born in Poland zoo

An endangered Indian Rhinoceros calf was born last week at Poland's Wroclaw Zoo. The female calf is said to...

Cancer cells hibernate like a bear to tackle chemotherapy

Hibernation is a process where animals go to sleep during an adverse environment. Precisely when animals don't get food,...

Sturgill Simpson Stops Struggling

Sturgill Simpson has always seemed to struggle. He would prefer being listened to as opposed to just being heard....

Comment Below

Twitter Fleets didn’t expire after 24 hours

Twitter is already having problems with its fleets feature. Twitter rolled out its new Fleets feature; it is similar...

Honor smartphone brand is no longer part of Huawei

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating that Huawei is planning to sell Honor. And the news...