Starting this year, Flash will no longer be part of the computer world, developer Adobe (Adobe) announced.
The very decision to stop developing Flash was revealed almost two years ago , but in recent days the company has said it will not cease to support the software. Instead, she works hard to make sure no one can use her, even if he tries. To achieve this, it will remove all software installation files from its site, and even incorporate it as a kind of self-destruct switch, which will block flash content from 2021, so that even those who do not remove the software will not be able to use it. This is a very aggressive move, which indicates how much Adobe is bothered by the possibility that the software will continue to issue it a bad name.
In the meantime, Adobe continues to update Flash regularly, with updates focusing on closing security vulnerabilities that are being discovered in the software non-stop, as well as maintaining its compatibility with new versions of the various browsers. Just two weeks ago, the company released updates to flash software across all computer operating systems.
Flash’s dying was long and full of agony. In the early 2000s, it was considered the future of the network, due to the fact that it allowed integration of multimedia content, such as videos and games, into networking sites. At its peak, it was installed by estimates of no less than a billion computers, which accounted for about 97% of computers connected to the network – making it probably the most widely used software in history. According to W3Techs , in 2011 flash content was integrated in 28.5% of sites, and currently only 2.6% of sites.
However, the software also had its drawbacks: as you know, like Flash itself, the number of security breaches discovered over the years is higher than any other piece of software ever; Its closed nature disturbed and angered many who feared that Adobe would actually become a tyrant who decides what the network would look like (one of the most troubled, ironically, was Google, who actually enjoyed the status she so feared would have by another company); And she was pretty heavy too.
As the telephone age began, Steve Jobs made a determined decision not to support Flash on the company’s mobile devices. The iPhone has never supported it, as has the iPad, even though it has the impression that it is inferior to its Windows-based competitors. At first, Google and Adobe tried to collaborate to support the Android flash, but eventually they gave up in 2011 and gave up that experience .
As phone browsing became widespread and hoped they would support Flash Ngosa, Nehru began to use alternative technologies that would allow sites to work properly on all types of devices. When the use of the technology reached a turning point, in 2015, browser keys – ranging from Mozilla to Google – began to block flash content unless explicitly requested by the user. In the same year , Adobe announced that it realized that the Flash era was over and that it encouraged web developers to use HTML5. Now, for another six months and a few days, the Flash software will stop working permanently.