Is Silverlight A Dead End?Is Silverlight A Dead End?
When Microsoft released Silverlight in 2007, it was widely seen as an attack on Adobe's Flash player. Silverlight has come a long way since then, adding lots of features in version 4.0 that was just released in April. One thing that it hasn't done, though, is kill Flash. If anything, the predator is now suffering from friendly fire at the hands of its own company.
June 27, 2010
When Microsoft released Silverlight in 2007, it was widely seen as an attack on Adobe's Flash player. Silverlight has come a long way since then, adding lots of features in version 4.0 that was just released in April. One thing that it hasn't done, though, is kill Flash. If anything, the predator is now suffering from friendly fire at the hands of its own company.Both Flash and Silverlight seem to be getting toasty; Flash has suffered its own trials and tribulations. A web site that has a Flash intro is now the sign of a technology-tone-deaf company, unless it's an entertainment site. Plus, both are finding themselves shut out of mainstream mobile app development; Apple banned Flash from the iPhone/iPad and Microsoft didn't even try to deliver an iPhone version of Silverlight.
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