Adobe Embraces HMTL5 - Perhaps It's Time to Start Paying Attention

By Martin Schaeferle | January 29, 2013

You know HTML5 is the hot skill of the future when even its competitors admit as much. That's what happened recently when Adobe, the makers of Flash - a technology whose best days are certainly behind it - ditched its mobile Flash software for HTML5. This didn't happen out of thin air, however. Back in 2010, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter eviscerating Flash's deficiencies. Basically, by being a 100% proprietary piece of software, Flash significantly hampered developers. It made life quite difficult, which created the market, if you will, for while HTML5 to take over. Not soon after, Adobe officially announced what the world already knew, that - and we quote here - HTML5 is "the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms." There's still work to be done, of course. Older Web browsers like Internet Explorer may not support some components of HTML5. But when Steve Job and HTML5's main competitor reach the same conclusion, it's probably time to sign up for an HTML5 tutorial and get to work.

Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.

This blog entry was originally posted January 29, 2013 by Martin Schaeferle