Do you have a love / hate relationship with Adobe Flash? Did you know that it is almost 25 years old? Well I am sure you know that Adobe will officially end support and distribution in December.
These days most web browsers have Flash disabled by default as it is considered a security risk.
Here is a great article that talks about the rise and fall of Flash.
So even if many of us now scoff at pop-ups asking us to enable Flash or sigh at news of the platform’s involvement in a security issue, when looking back at the platform’s totality it’s not difficult to argue it provided far more good for the Web than bad. And especially for the generations of professionals who now owe their career to Flash’s powerful simplicity, the platform’s legacy can never be overstated.