This question comes in from a reader, about the future of Adobe Flex and the Flash Player:
Hello Jeffry, I know you because some answers your in StackOverFlow.
But my contact is because in Brazil we company is totally based in Adobe Flex used Flash builder 4.6 and AIR for mobile, and I would know you suggestion about future of Flex and flash.
I believe that programming for long year ahead because all programmer in my company lover Flex but sometime I have fear Adobe finish Flash player and my apps can´t running in my clients.
But, all those posts are few years old. What do I think today?
First, I am not an Adobe employee and am no longer part of the Adobe Community Professional program. I cannot offer any personal insight into what Adobe may do with the Flash Platform.
I do think the Flash Platform will be around for a long time. However, I do not see Flash as a growth area.
It is very difficult for me to run a Flash Debug Player on my Surface Book
Most new browser based applications are written using HTML5-based technologies. I have had success with AngularJS in the HTML5 world. I even wrote a training course about AngularJS for Flex Developers.
AIR for mobile seems a lot more viable than the browser based Flash Player. I know a lot of gaming companies still use AIR for mobile deployment.
In terms of Flex, the Apache Flex team has done wonderful things with Flex. Since you're still on Adobe Flex; I recommend you consider upgrading to the latest version of Apache Flex.
If your clients do not have problems running your apps today; I'm sure they'll continue to run them throughout the next year without any problems.
For those out there who are considering re-writing your apps to use HTML5 tools; feel free to reach out. I am available for consulting, training, or mentoring.