There has been a lot of talk surrounding the future of Adobe Flash ever since Apple banned it from the iPad. Central to the debate is Steve Jobsâ€™ assertion that Flash is no longer necessary, thanks to the power of HTML5.The debate is framed by many as Flash vs. HTML5, where only one can reign supreme across the web. Is that really the case, though?A cool little app made by the people at Code Computerlove puts the debate in a new context. At first glance, it looks like a simple version of the popular computer game Pong. What makes this web app different from the rest though is that it uses both HTML5 and Flash. The right side of the board was coded in HTML5 while the left side of the game was made using Flash.Hereâ€™s what Code Computerlove had to say about their app and the Flash vs. HTML5 debate: 'The Flash vs. HTML5 debate has caused much discussion over the recent months and it certainly got us thinking here at Code. We believe the two technologies are not in competition and each have their purpose, but thought it might be amusing to actually put them in direct competition.'While we believe that HTML5 is the future, we donâ€™t think Flash is necessarily the past, either. It still powers the vast majority of video on the web and can create beautiful web experiences that HTML5 simply canâ€™t produce yet. If we didnâ€™t tell you that Code Computerloveâ€™s version of Pong was coded with two technologies, you probably would never have noticed the difference.Now if youâ€™ll excuse me, Iâ€™ve got some more games of Pong to play.
Author: Mashable.com / Posted: 03-11-2010