Thursday, July 27, 2017

Adobe Announces End of Flash after 2020

Adobe recently announced that the Flash Player will no longer be developed and distributed after 2020. When Flash was developed in the early days of the Web, the application offered a method to provide interactive, animated, multimedia content that was not possible with HTML and JavaScript. Over the years, technologies including HTML5 Video, HTML5 Audio, HTML Canvas, SVG, and robust JavaScript interfaces have been developed and have elminated the need for Flash. There is a lot of legacy Flash content that could be lost forever when the Flash Player is no longer supported. There is a petition to open source the Flash Player to keep this legacy content available.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thimble -- A Free Online Code Editor

Thimble is a free online code editor supported by the Mozilla Foundation. After you sign up you can create multi-file projects -- including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ming files. There is an instant preview feature. When you are ready, you can publish your work to the Web and Thimble provides you with the URL. Thimble is an extremely useful tool for educators and students.