Macromedia is building a bridge for itself to the next computing era with a major release of its Flash platform, a full stack designed to entice a new generation of developers to its animation software.
Code-named Maelstrom, the updated player itself is the backbone of the platform, which includes a universal client runtime, an openly published file format (SWF) specification, programming models, development tools and dedicated server technology. It provides everything developers need to build Flash-based user interfaces.
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