Greetings Dave. I have to take issue wi

December 9, 2009 by Dave Haynes

Greetings Dave. I have to take issue with
“4 – Flash for digital signage sucks, and is such a buggy, memory-leaking, CPU-intensive pig you’d be crazy to use it anyway”.

Flash is by far the most useful tool when it comes to building user-interface applications. It’s compiler engine is paralleled only by Java’s runtime compiler, and Actionscript3 has proven to be one of the most powerful and lightweight codebases being utilized in programming and design today.
With Flash CS5 coming out soon, FlexBuilder (soon to become Flashbuilder) constantly improving, I challenge you to show me a motion graphics/programming language that can in anyway even come close to Flash.

When Multi-touch interfaces become the norm for Computer Operating Systems, I think you’ll see the true power of Flash showcased in full view. While Microsoft’s Silverlight is an impressive rookie/sophomore offering from Microsoft, Adobe is still lightyears ahead of the curve. The only challenge will be having enough talented Flash designers/programmers to meet the needs of the Graphics/Programming industry.

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