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== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
  
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* Adobe Flash Player EOL - general information page: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html
 
* Chrome -- Flash (sunsetting) roadmap: https://www.chromium.org/flash-roadmap
 
* Chrome -- Flash (sunsetting) roadmap: https://www.chromium.org/flash-roadmap
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* Firefox Roadmap for Flash End-of-Life: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/07/25/firefox-roadmap-flash-end-life/
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* '''Ruffle: https://ruffle.rs/''' | [https://ruffle.rs/demo/ DEMO] | [https://github.com/ruffle-rs/ruffle SRC] (in-browser Flash emulator that works on many but not all Flash objects... built in the [[Rust]] programming language)
 
* Tamarin Project: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/ <ref>[[wikipedia: Tamarin (JavaScript engine)]]</ref>
 
* Tamarin Project: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/ <ref>[[wikipedia: Tamarin (JavaScript engine)]]</ref>
 
* FREE Flash Components and Galleries: http://www.flashxml.net/
 
* FREE Flash Components and Galleries: http://www.flashxml.net/
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* Starling - Open Source Flash Gaming Engine: http://gamua.com/starling/
 
* Starling - Open Source Flash Gaming Engine: http://gamua.com/starling/
 
* KrebsOnSecurity -- Adobe Flash - security updates: http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/adobe-flash-player/<ref>Adobe Flash just took another step towards death, thanks to Google: https://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/09/01/adobe-flash-just-took-another-step-towards-death-thanks-to-google/#.tnw_I94YgjKt</ref>
 
* KrebsOnSecurity -- Adobe Flash - security updates: http://krebsonsecurity.com/tag/adobe-flash-player/<ref>Adobe Flash just took another step towards death, thanks to Google: https://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/09/01/adobe-flash-just-took-another-step-towards-death-thanks-to-google/#.tnw_I94YgjKt</ref>
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* Flash - End of Life (EoL) announcement: https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html
  
  
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* Flash embed cage match: https://alistapart.com/article/flashembedcagematch
 
* Flash embed cage match: https://alistapart.com/article/flashembedcagematch
 
* Flash Satay -  Embedding Flash While Supporting Standards: https://alistapart.com/article/flashsatay/<ref>Flash Embedding Cage Match: https://alistapart.com/article/flashembedcagematch</ref><ref>Flash Satay & communication with Flash: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/211024</ref><ref>Satay Method -- Embedding Flash in xHTML Site: https://www.webmasterworld.com/forum104/790.htm</ref>
 
* Flash Satay -  Embedding Flash While Supporting Standards: https://alistapart.com/article/flashsatay/<ref>Flash Embedding Cage Match: https://alistapart.com/article/flashembedcagematch</ref><ref>Flash Satay & communication with Flash: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/211024</ref><ref>Satay Method -- Embedding Flash in xHTML Site: https://www.webmasterworld.com/forum104/790.htm</ref>
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* How to create a simple motion animation in Flash CS3: http://www.itcsolutions.eu/2009/12/29/how-to-create-a-simple-motion-animation-in-flash-cs3/<ref>Creating a Flash motion tween: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/secrets/web-page/6-9-flash-motion-tween.html</ref>
 
* Using FlashVars to pass variables to a SWF: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/164/tn_16417.html
 
* Using FlashVars to pass variables to a SWF: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/164/tn_16417.html
 
* Send Information to Flash with JavaScript : http://www.webwasp.co.uk/tutorials/b20-send-info-js/
 
* Send Information to Flash with JavaScript : http://www.webwasp.co.uk/tutorials/b20-send-info-js/
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* Changing Colors of Movie Clips - Example 1: http://www.flashandmath.com/basic/colors/index.html
 
* Changing Colors of Movie Clips - Example 1: http://www.flashandmath.com/basic/colors/index.html
 
* Custom Colour picker in Actionscript 3: http://www.ilike2flash.com/2011/06/custom-colour-picker-in-actionscript-3.html
 
* Custom Colour picker in Actionscript 3: http://www.ilike2flash.com/2011/06/custom-colour-picker-in-actionscript-3.html
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* How to Use Adobe Flash in 2021 and Beyond: https://www.howtogeek.com/707830/how-to-use-adobe-flash-in-2021-and-beyond/
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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* [[wikipedia: FLV]]
 
* [[wikipedia: FLV]]
 
* '''Just a Flash in the Web video pan?''': http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2005/08/02/just-a-flash-in-the-web-video-pan-39211831/ (2005 launch of Flash 8, became first strong web video player)
 
* '''Just a Flash in the Web video pan?''': http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2005/08/02/just-a-flash-in-the-web-video-pan-39211831/ (2005 launch of Flash 8, became first strong web video player)
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* KnowYourMeme -- Adobe Flash: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cultures/adobe-flash
 
* Setting up a Flash project for local and network playback: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/local_network_playback_print.html
 
* Setting up a Flash project for local and network playback: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/local_network_playback_print.html
 
* Apple approves iPhone-ready Flash: http://www.bnet.com/2448-14061_23-265440.html
 
* Apple approves iPhone-ready Flash: http://www.bnet.com/2448-14061_23-265440.html
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* Beginners Guide to Getting Started with AS3 (Without Learning Flex): http://www.senocular.com/flash/tutorials/as3withmxmlc/
 
* Beginners Guide to Getting Started with AS3 (Without Learning Flex): http://www.senocular.com/flash/tutorials/as3withmxmlc/
 
* Haxe Sandy Ability to Generate a 3D Javascript Engine Port of Sandy for Canvas: http://drawlogic.com/2009/07/16/haxe-sandy-able-to-generate-a-3d-javascript-engine-port-of-sandy-for-canvas/
 
* Haxe Sandy Ability to Generate a 3D Javascript Engine Port of Sandy for Canvas: http://drawlogic.com/2009/07/16/haxe-sandy-able-to-generate-a-3d-javascript-engine-port-of-sandy-for-canvas/
* One year after iPad - Is Adobe Flash still relevant?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/one-year-after-ipad-is-adobe-flash-still-relevant/16967
 
 
* wmode transparent - the only way to display DHTML on top of Flash: http://www.communitymx.com/content/source/E5141/wmodetrans.htm
 
* wmode transparent - the only way to display DHTML on top of Flash: http://www.communitymx.com/content/source/E5141/wmodetrans.htm
 
* Flash Rotating earth in Blender 2.48: http://bankerjohnson.co.uk/blog/?p=182
 
* Flash Rotating earth in Blender 2.48: http://bankerjohnson.co.uk/blog/?p=182
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* Viacom profit jumps on cost cutting, cable revenue: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100805/FREE/100809910
 
* Viacom profit jumps on cost cutting, cable revenue: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100805/FREE/100809910
 
* '''Flash & The Future of Interactive Content: https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html'''
 
* '''Flash & The Future of Interactive Content: https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html'''
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* One year after iPad - Is Adobe Flash still relevant?: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/one-year-after-ipad-is-adobe-flash-still-relevant/16967
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* Why You Can’t Install Flash on an iPad (and What to Do Instead): https://www.howtogeek.com/684602/why-you-cant-install-flash-on-an-ipad-and-what-to-do-instead/
 
* Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16026236/adobe-flash-end-of-support-2020
 
* Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/25/16026236/adobe-flash-end-of-support-2020
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* Google Integrates Adobe Flash Into Chrome: https://www.ghacks.net/2010/03/30/google-integrates-adobe-flash-into-chrome/
 
* Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/
 
* Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/
 
* FAQ -- How Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will eliminate Adobe Flash between 2017 and the end of 2020: www.computerworld.com/article/3211437/faq-how-apple-google-microsoft-and-mozilla-will-eliminate-adobe-flash.html
 
* FAQ -- How Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will eliminate Adobe Flash between 2017 and the end of 2020: www.computerworld.com/article/3211437/faq-how-apple-google-microsoft-and-mozilla-will-eliminate-adobe-flash.html
 
* Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020: http://techcrunch.com/2017/07/25/get-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-flash-in-2020/
 
* Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020: http://techcrunch.com/2017/07/25/get-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-flash-in-2020/
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* The rise and fall of Adobe Flash: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/07/the-rise-and-fall-of-adobe-flash/
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* Adobe to block Flash content from running on January 12, 2021: https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-to-block-flash-content-from-running-on-january-12-2021/
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Revision as of 01:01, 24 February 2021

Flash: Industry-leading rich web-content rendering platformFlash started out as a proprietary animation solution by Macromedia, inc. as a software studio which enabled animators and developers alike to collaborate on rich, interactive media objects which could in turn be embedded in a web page and displayed within a standard web browser.

The Flash technology has almost always since its inception enjoyed a strong niche following on the web, with a loyal developer, contributor and user base, however it was Adobe's 2005 acquisition of Macromedia [1] which infused the Flash technology with new life, as it re-emerged as an entire rich media platform of its own, still designed for delivery over the web and standard browsers, but with many more capabilities and a larger scope. Entire applications could now be created using the Flash and Adobe ColdFusion combination, as could multimedia presentations including local video playback and remote video streaming using Flash's VP6 (.flv) video codec, or MP4 which was supported shortly after.


Specifications


Cross-Domain Policy File

In 2003, Flash Player 7 software introduced a channel of client-server communication that was new to the web: direct cross-domain data loading, authorized by policy files. This was accomplished via files of the name "crossdomain.xml" loading in the root of a given domain (i.e. Adobe.com/crossdomain.xml), stored in the XML format, this became a "de facto" standard for cross-domain requests (see same-origin section of AJAX). Before their existence, it was very tough if not impossible for web applications to communicate across servers without an intermediary server-side script, however now by using a crossdomain.xml file it is possible to make Flash direct requests or Flash-backed AJAX requests across domains and ports (origins).[3] [4]

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.adobe.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
<cross-domain-policy>
  <site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies="master-only"/>
  <allow-access-from domain="swf.example.com" to-ports="123,456-458" />
</cross-domain-policy>

Local Shared Objects

A Local Shared Object (commonly abbreviated as LSO) is the Flash-equivalent of a cookie. An LSO on a given domain is accessible only within the Flash application or object that created it.




Tools


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. Adobe Acquires Macromedia: http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200504/041805AdobeAcquiresMacromedia.html
  2. http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/swf/pdf/swf_file_format_spec_v10.pdf
  3. Policy file changes in Flash Player 9 and Flash Player 10: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/fplayer9_security.html
  4. Policy file changes in Flash Player 9 and Flash Player 10 (WORKFLOWS -- i.e. what to do to ensure forward-compatibility): http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/fplayer9_security_05.html
  5. Welcome Adobe Animate CC, a new era for Flash Professional: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/welcome-adobe-animate-cc-a-new-era-for-flash-professional/
  6. Flash Studio Professional: https://adobe.com/mt/products/flash.html
  7. Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques (BOOK): https://www.amazon.com/Animation-Scripting-Professional-Studio-Techniques/dp/0321683692
  8. Video with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Studio Techniques: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/video-with-adobe-flash-cs4-professional-studio-techniques-1
  9. Flash MX Studio (BOOK): http://www.apress.com/us/book/9781590591888
  10. Convert Flash Ads to HTML5: http://helpx.adobe.com/animate/how-to/convert-flash-ads-to-html5.html
  11. Adobe demos Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2010/10/adobe-demos-flash-to-html5-conversion-tool.html
  12. Adobe Converts Flash to HTML5 With Wallaby: http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/webmaster/toolbox/adobe-converts-flash-to-html5-with-wallaby.html
  13. “Wallaby” Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool now available: https://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2011/03/wallaby-flash-to-html5-conversion-tool-now-available.html
  14. Google display ads go 100% HTML5: https://plus.google.com/+GoogleAds/posts/dYSJRrrgNjk
  15. Update your Flash ads: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6249073
  16. Swiffy -- convert SWF files to HTML5: http://googlecode.blogspot.ca/2011/06/swiffy-convert-swf-files-to-html5.html
  17. OGG in Flash? Yes you can. Now how about WMA?: http://bcdef.org/2009/05/13/ogg-in-flash-yes-you-can-now-how-about-wma/
  18. wikipedia: Tamarin (JavaScript engine)
  19. Adobe Flash just took another step towards death, thanks to Google: https://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/09/01/adobe-flash-just-took-another-step-towards-death-thanks-to-google/#.tnw_I94YgjKt
  20. Flash Embedding Cage Match: https://alistapart.com/article/flashembedcagematch
  21. Flash Satay & communication with Flash: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/211024
  22. Satay Method -- Embedding Flash in xHTML Site: https://www.webmasterworld.com/forum104/790.htm
  23. Creating a Flash motion tween: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/secrets/web-page/6-9-flash-motion-tween.html
  24. Flash wmode="transparent" not working in IE: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4097264
  25. You Deleted Your Cookies? Think Again: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/you-deleted-your-cookies-think-again
  26. Create and publish HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate CC: https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/using/creating-publishing-html5-canvas-document.html
  27. ActionScript® 3.0 Reference docs for the Adobe® Flash® Platform - ColorExample.as: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/fl/motion/Color.html

See Also

Adobe | ActionScript | Flex | HTML5 | Silverlight | JavaFX