YouTube Officially Ditches Flash For HTML5

The Beginning of a New Era for HTML5


We all know the famous strategy anecdote, 21 Ways To Flog A Dead Horse. From this funny (but yet so true) story you will note that one of the ways to flog a dead horse is “Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.”!
The greatest tech guru of all time Steve Jobs, declared way back in 2010 that Adobe Flash was a dying technology, therefore Apple would immediately drop support for it in all their products, beginning with the iPad. Obviously at that time, that news was met with so much opposition and unpopularity but Steve Jobs stuck to his guns. When questioned to expand on his assertion, Steve Jobs pointed out that Flash is buggy and crashes Macs, is a “CPU hog,” and a source of “security holes.”, hence Apple’s decision to stop Flash support.

Fast forward 5 years later, and reflecting back on the proverbial story “21 Ways To Flog a Dead Horse”, YouTube, the biggest video content delivery network in world made a startling announcement yesterday that (after 5 more years of continuing to flog and ride the Dead Horse which is Flash) they are finally dropping Flash and will serve HTML5 powered videos by default going forward! Furthermore YouTube will now start serving HTML5 video content on all modern browsers, including Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and the beta versions of Firefox.

This development is yet more proof that the days of Flash are definitely over and we have now entered into the era of (lightweight, yet powerful) HTML5 technology. One of the most popular learning tracks we train at LGIT Smart Solutions is HTML5. Never it been more important for IT professionals to get to grips with HTML5 technology from from an implementation and a management point of view. Stay ahead of the pack in 2015 and get Microsoft certified in HTML5 by reserving a seat in one of our HTML5 classes scheduled for this year. See you there!





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