Of course that’s not to say the death of Flash is imminent. Far from it. The latest additions to the Player are very exciting, particularly hardware 3D access which will reinforce Flash’s dominance in browser based gaming. Also given how much faster and nimble Adobe is than the W3C and browser vendors at rolling out technology, Flash will patch future browser holes and likely shape the next HTML standard.
These are exciting times to be an interactive developer. Our industry is being reshaped before our eyes and the advancements are coming rapidly. I expect to participate fully with experiments and projects that explore the new landscape. Here are some personal projects I’ve worked on in the last few months.
jsTerm – JS Telnet terminal emulation done using Canvas2d and WebSockets (node.js on the server side).
BitmapData.js – JS implementation of the AS3 BitmapData class done using Canvas2d.
Particles – Java and C++ interactive 3D particle emitter for Android done using Android NDK.