To more accurately represent its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond, Flash Professional will be renamed Adobe Animate CC, starting with the next release in early 2016.
In the past, the web had many characteristics and personality. But it also came with endless nightmare of security and performance issues.
Flash player is dead, but Flash still there as one of the most powerful animation tools at 2015.
So it definitely makes sense for Adobe to rename Flash into Animate. The word “Flash” has a bad reputation over the past 5 years.
I’ll also update my upcoming book Practical CreateJS with the new Adobe Animate workflow.