Shantanu Narayen to step down as CEO

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Marc Wensauer
9 years ago
I hope that Adobe will continue to develop FC and FB Design view !

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Santosh Shanbhag
9 years ago
I have lost my credibility at work. I worked hard convincing management and architects that Flex is the future of application development across all devices/screens. I got them to agree and we developed quite a few applications. Now no one trusts my opinion any more. Adobe has let down the entire enterpirise community creating massive chaos.

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Hari Nair
9 years ago
No clear cut vision of the future! Has Adobe/CEO ever thought of the the accessible solutions that are provided using flash? Has Adobe/CEO ever thought of the market share they are owning? I have been with flash while it was owned by Macromedia and then later acquired by Adobe. Then I moved to Flex platform which is more robust in every sense of programming world. HTML 5 is not going to be a killer in any near future, because there is a dreath of developers & it not being standard. But Adobe is not like that - it has presence in image (photoshop), web (flash - read infinite number of online games!), web applications (flex), video (flv), 3D (creative suite).. and the list is endless. Why Adobe/CEO has taken such a drastic step or comment where the whole world is against it? Go with the flow otherwise Adobe will become something that the next generation will hear through books and et al. Is CEO, Shantanu afraid of HTML5 () or Apple (I have come across numerous occassion where people say f-words, because they are not able to view a video posted on youtube or facebook etc, through iphone!)?
A few facts:
* You do not build a web site in Flash. The only way to build a website is to use HTML pages, and then to embed Flash elements in them.
* Flash as been around for more than 12 years. It is a de facto standard for the publishing industry. (No Flash = no advanced features in banners).
* HTML5 does not officially exist (yet). Rather, it’s a specification in working draft, scheduled for publication in 2014.
* Less than half of installed browsers are HTML5 compliant, with different levels of compliance.
* The video element in HTML5 is perfect for basic video players, but Flash and Silverlight are much more suitable for advanced video feature (streaming, caption, interactive features and miscellaneous video effects).
courtesy: http://www.forbes.com/sites/fredcavazza/2011/07/17/why-opposing-html5-and-flash-is-a-non-sense/

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Ashwinee Dash
9 years ago
Could have been handled in a better manner since adoption of technology/ abandonment of technology should not be detected by corporations but users and ultimately consumers.

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Björn Böttjer
9 years ago
I love Flash.
I ever loved Flash.
I bought the complete Creative Suite with only Flash in the mind.
But now all the people around me are starting to talk to me, why I still believe in Flash since the Player isn't beeing developed anymore. Telling them that this is not the truth has no effect. This way I'm loosing customers. No way for me.
The CEO has to be replaced in 1st place,
the 2nd step would be to opensource Flashplayer. That would change everything.

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Dale Williams
9 years ago
As a career Flash Developer, Adobe user and Macromedia user, recent management decisions, staff reductions, and the way they were handled have appalled me. Put Thibault Imbert, or someone who gives a damn, in control.

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Cyane Tornatzky
9 years ago
Experimentation and ingenuity are central to american innovation. Flash technologies offer both.

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Yariv Gilad
9 years ago
Because this bad strategic move, caused a lot of damage to many flash developers world-wide

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Tufik Chediak
9 years ago
Finally, Flash is a alternative technology, don't a spare tire

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Tufik Chediak
9 years ago
Adobe is killing to Flash, how AOL killed to Winamp, the best player but AOL failed to adapt to changes. Now Adobe is in the same position.

I think that flash is a web without limitless. The correct alternative to the old and limited HTML, the old and limited JavaScript, and the end of fight of all Browsers for see a correct web.
What going happen whit the OOP for the web, without Flas?
What happen with the powerfull tool of video in the web (streaming, live, dynamic stream, etc)?
What happen with the powerfull webs and apps, similars to audiotool.com, aviary.com, etc.
The good of flash was the liberty that we had for do every thing and see the same result in all browsers, pcs, tvs, etc. Also the alternative to HTML and HTML5 “the same thing but with a copy/paste of some Flash features”. I think that the new HTML5 want to be Flash.
In my opinion, i don’t like the decision. The real reaction of the people going to be, search and found new tools, for do the things that HTML5 can’t do.

when i think in another tecnologies, example C# and Delphy, Delphy or Java don't say "C# is the future and now we going to dead to Delphy" because, Delphy or Java are alternatives, and are faithful to their great community. I think that adobe have a gread community too and Adobe should think it. Flash isn't a test technology, nor a temporary technology while another technologies implements caracteristics similars to Flash. And when this happens Flash going to go the recycle bin. Flash always showed the grand thirst for innovation and do grand things without think what the W3C were thinking about the good and bad for the web.