Adobe roadmap for the Flash runtimes – 2015 edition

Adobe has updated the Flash runtimes roadmap document which exists over at http://www.adobe.com/go/flashplayer_roadmap. There are quite a few major things planned for upcoming releases as well as updates to what is new over the past year or so. The focus and drive remains the same as stated in the document. Flash Player and AIR focus for 2015 and beyond: Adobe is continuing to develop and improve both Flash Player and AIR. As we progress forward and commit items to our quarterly releases, we will update the release timing for these features in this document. Planned new features mentioned in the

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ACATestPrep: Flash Professional CC 2014 – Six projects to Awesome Flashness!

I have recently had a video course published through BrainBuffet ACATestPrep which focuses on preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) “Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional” certification exam. ACA Test Prep is the subscription only set of resources from brainbuffet.com. The best video tutorials for the ACA exams from the top certifying teachers in the world! Get training that’s PROVEN effective in your own classroom! This course takes a project based approach to hit all of Adobe’s ACA objectives for this certification through a number of project types, including; Animated Logo, Classic Animation, Interactive Web Ad, Mobile App Project,

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On YouTube, HTML5, and Flash

Everyone applauding the default to HTML5 from Flash Player on YouTube should recall that without Flash, YouTube would not exist. Or HTML5. — Joseph Labrecque (@JosephLabrecque) January 28, 2015 Many stories are running about this over the past few days and they all give the impression that Flash Player is no longer used when delivering video with YouTube. We have to be clear on a few different points here: HTML5 video playback has already been the default with Chrome for a long, long time now. It has taken YouTube around 4-5 years to get the HTML5 playback to a state

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Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Adobe is holding a number of neat professional development events for educators over the next few months. I’ll be hosting two sessions on Flash Professional CC at the end of October that I encourage you to attend. The morning session will go over the basics of getting content from Adobe Illustrator into a Flash Project, animating that content, and publishing it as a single animated infographic in Flash Player. In the afternoon, we’ll see how to convert our Flash project to target HTML5 Canvas, build interactive elements, tween the entire infographic based upon user control, and more! Easy animated infographics with

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Converting Flash Interactives to HTML5

Over the past two weeks, I’ve taken on a project to convert an old (OLD) Flash interactive tool to HTML5. My primary reason for doing this is not so that it will run on mobile browsers… but rather that it would be an easier task to rewrite the thing in HTML5 rather than get all of the old AS1/2 code together, grab an old version of Flash Professional, locate and configure the external remoting libraries, and sift through my crappy old non-OOP code to figure out how to make a couple of simple changes. No thank you! The benefits to

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