YouTube is dropping support for flash as their player technology and fully embracing HTML5. This is truly the end of an era.
I got my start as a web developer back in the mid-90’s as a Flash Developer. It accelerated everything and it also was my first “pitch” as I was asked to build a future-state site for internal corporate project. The demo and pitch was terrible (I was 15) but technology was overwhelming in its appeal.
There’s a big chunk of my heart that belongs to Flash, and this is goodbye.