Any business that still wants programmers to make apps in flash are stupid Name one other way to transmit a live video & audio stream from the browser that works across all major platforms that doesn't require a download and install.
Besides Flash/Flex, AS, just purely suck as a language, utter putrid crap.
AS3 is essentially Java with most of the same features as most other strongly typed OO languages.
Please make all firewalls block flash. Make firefox not even accept flash plugins, ban it , black list it.
Yes, let's kill off browser-based internet video chat for the next few years and go with vendor specific implementations from Google and Apple! No one should be able to create a video app until Google lets them! Flash needs to die, but the fact is HTML5 has yet to provide a means to provide device access and a streaming AV codec. Sure, Opus is great, but not the standard and will likely never be adopted by Apple and WebRTC is great, but not the standard and has issues with implementation requirements (ICE servers, Turn/Stun).
The Russian government is rabid with fear at the moment.
At the moment? You were aware that Stalin the prime motivator behind Stalin's atrocities was paranoia don't you? The Gov't of Russia has been in a perpetual state of freak-out for nearly a century.
And what's next? Cameras installed in the bullets?
Just like in Natural Born Killers! Maybe we can add "filters" to give it a retro feel and sound fx!
Then they came out with Final Cut Pro X and when their users complained about the rampant bugs, overly simplified iMovie style interface and defeaturization, Apple told their user base to go fuck themselves -- as Apple is want to do and Premier went back to being on top again.
Anyway, far from being a learning moment for Apple -- this has been wholly adopted as their corporate ideology when it comes to their user apps. A lot of it is a focus on iOS and trying to make everything fall in line with iOS -- this was clear as early as 2007 when a trip to the Apple store had their laptop and desktop add-ons shunted to dusty corners while iPhone cases and accessories dominated the store. So this has beed a mentality years in the making based solely on spreadsheets of product sales and not user needs regarding user experience.
Even Woz wrote a rant (now pulled it seems) about ditching OS X in favor of Linux over the frustration of the mounting shit-pile of bugs and anoyances with OS X You can read comments about Woz' post here: https://news.ycombinator.com/i...