Adobe Announces the death of FLASH!

It will not be a shock to most content creators but it is actually a key announcement and a very important announcement at that.

After years of Chinese whispers, hear-say, denial and counter denial, Adobe has formally announced that Flash will no longer ‘be supported‘ by the end of 2020.

Unfortunately Flash has had its recent security issues and has been ‘hacked’ a number of times unlocking security flaws in many IT systems. This is not the main reason why Adobe has acknowledged that the Flash days are over, it is simply that Flash is now too old (20+ years) and has been superseded by modern, fresh and lightweight applications of technology.

In this video we talk about how this announcement will affect your content and any legacy software tools you may have!

Sources used in this video: www.bbc.co.uk/news and www.adobe.com (blogs)

Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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