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What’s happening: Adobe Flash Professional (the program used to make Flash animations/games/etc) is being renamed Adobe Animate and given a new emphasis on HTML5.

Why it’s good: There’s a huge stigma attached to the Flash name now, and rightly so. There were twenty-one security updates to the Flash plugin this year alone, and disabling the plugin is becoming more and more common. While Flash Professional has been able to output to HTML5 for some time now, it’s still had to live with being called “Flash.” The more Adobe can do to help its users start using HTML5 and stop using Flash, the better; this name change is a huge step in the right direction.

In other words, Strong Bad was right.