Nils Millahn, Technical Director of DN Digital in Shoreditch, London, shares his views on HTML 5, the future of web design, the death (or not) of Flash and much more. This article was taken from an interview for a magazine that will go to print in November.
Is Flash Dead?
That’s the question everybody is asking. As a company specialising in complex Flash and Flex applications, the death of Flash would of course be a major blow! At the centre of our industry however, the picture looks very different. The market is extremely buoyant, demand is as high as ever and good developers are hard to find.
So what is really going on? The surge to replace Flash is taking place under the banner of open standards but the extreme positions of various parties suggest that there are different motivations at play. Flash has been tremendously successful for over a decade and I see current events as the natural rhythm of development styles, power games and business interests.