Flash VS JavaScript

There has been lots of discussion lately about JavaScript and Flash. In this article I want to give some of the distinct advantages of both.

JavaScript Advantages:

  • Open Web Standard (Allows you view source).
  • Compatible with all devices and browsers.
  • There is no need to download an external application or plugin.
  • No dependency on an external vendor.
  • Easy code maintenance.
  • Ready to use libraries (jQuery and MooTools).

Flash Advantages:

  • Works fine when streamimg Videos or Music.
  • Is a better solution when creating effects that can’t be created using open web standards.
  • Is recommended when creating complex animation (3D Capabilities).
  • Has a Built-In User Interface.
  • Better for Multimedia creation.

I’d love to hear your opinion and share your thoughts about this article…