Flash v. JavaScript: Is One Really Better Than The Other?

Introduction A quick search of the forums will reveal a particular unabashed bias towards technologies that leverage anything but Adobe‚Äôs Flash. To a certain extent, this is justified but should non-Flash based solutions always be the right method of delivering content? To answer this question, I investigated the efficacy of both Flash and its most often articulated “competitor” JavaScript1 to see how well they work in different situations. The Tests Before outlining the tests used to explore each technology, it’s important to note that I do not seek to suggest …

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