Fridays are normally are pretty quiet in
the tech industry. However, for some reason, today has been
particularly interesting -- especially on the Adobe front.
Earlier today, we
posted a story which pointed out Adobe's fear of HTML5 gaining
traction. In fact, one of the only reasons why HTML5 has even
beginning a lot of attention these days is for two reasons; 1)
Apple's iPhone OS-based devices don't support flash and 2) Apple is
out to kill Flash.
“To the extent new releases of
operating systems or other third-party products, platforms or
devices, such as the Apple iPhone or iPad, make it more difficult for
our products to perform," said Adobe today in an SEC filing.
"Our customers are persuaded to use alternative technologies,
our business could be harmed,” said Adobe in the filing.
While it's all business in Adobe's SEC
filing, Adobe Platform
Evangelist Lee Brimelow is fuming mad at the latest iPhone
4.0 SDK which bans the use of programming languages that aren't
approved by Apple. "What they are saying is that they won’t
allow applications onto their marketplace solely because of what
language was originally used to create them," exclaimed
Brimelow. "This is a frightening move that has no rational
defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and
more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade
against Adobe. This does not just affect Adobe but also other
technologies like Unity3D.
Brimelow continues throughout the blog
railing against Apple and its behavior with regards to Apple.
However, he saves his most colorful language for Apple at the end of
"Now let me put aside my role as
an official representative of Adobe for a moment as I would [like] to
make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go
screw yourself Apple."
It's interesting that this comment was
left intact in Brimelow's blog post considering that a previous
comment was removed and flagged by Adobe with the following message:
[Sentence regarding Apple's intentions redacted at request from
Let the games begin!
quote: Flash is now irrelevant
quote: Flash is a application platform and cannot be replaced by HTML5, ever.
quote: The only other alternative is Silverlight, which uses the .net language which as anyone should know is way more powerful than HTML will ever be.
quote: There is a lot of stuff from the 70's and 80's in COBOL and many programmers get paid a pretty sum to convert that into a more modern language and platform.
quote: Again, HTML5 is just a markup spec, it has no animation features and tools for such things
quote: Me? I can count on over 5 hours of internet browsing
quote: How's that glossy TN panel working out for you?
quote: That is all beside the point of the discussion, which is the claim that Apple's specific products are overpriced.
quote: Apple Macs are irrelevant. There's nothing a Mac can do that a PC and less cash can't do.
quote: I would disagree. The concept of "Photoshop" in the mindset of those artistic types (another phrase I find ... icky, much like "creative types") is so ingrained that people will, in fact switch to a platform it works with.
quote: "Two wrongs don't make a right..." Well html5 could be better....
quote: Are you telling me it costs more to develop a new version of Photoshop than some of the games out there?
quote: "Now let me put aside my role as an official representative of Adobe for a moment..."
quote: What technologies and tools can I use to program for Windows Phone 7 Series?You can currently use the managed language C# using Silverlight and XNA based on Compact Framework.Can I write my application in C++?No, only managed code written in C# is supported for developing on the Windows Phone 7 Series platform. Unmanaged code and other languages (including Managed C++) are not supported.Can I write my application in VB?Not at this time, however this is being strongly considered for a future release of the developer tools.Can I P/Invoke into System API’s?No, as an ISV there is no access to the system API’s using P/Invoke. Any application that attempts to use P/Invoke will be rejected from being published to the MarketPlace.Can I P/Invoke my own native DLL?No, native code may not be run as any part of your application. P/Invokes are not permitted.
quote: By locking all programmers into the x86 environment?