Development of Flash:
This idea has been begun in 1995, when internet was getting in latest scope, dimensions and people at FutureWave realized the require of vector-based animation software to competitor of Macromedia’s Shockwave. They company given name it FutureSplash. After enormous progress cost, outlay and time, the product was offered to Adobe and Microsoft. By the end of 1996, Macromedia bought the complete software and released it as Flash, amalgamation of “Future” from Future Wave and “Splash”.
Until Mid of 2007, Macromedia benefit from the production of this innovative software which changed the impression and look of Internet in harsh way. From online advertisements to entire and exclusive websites to games, Flash was used in with its ease-full interface. Later on, Macromedia was owned Adobe and release Flash under the name Flash CS3 with ActionScript 3.0, which brought a new and latest aspect in the applications of Flash. The vector graphic and editing facility were improved and enhanced by assimilating Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Microsoft Company Endeavor to Opponent Flash: Silverlight:
Microsoft initiates and launched rival technology to Flash they called as Silverlight under the codename of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Previously it was released as a video streaming plug-in for browsers but afterward changed into a development tool with interactivity features and interfacing for .NET languages.
While a person should be grateful for and congratulate Microsoft’s proposal and idea’s of breaking flash’s market and monopoly. But this idea seems not outstanding so far, it seems very much far, because Flash is so much powerful and prevailing that it pushed back for large extent a player’s like, Real Player, QuickTime and other proficient movie files.