European Silverlight Challenge 

If you're into Silverlight, and you should be, check out http://www.silverlightchallenge.eu, and especially sign up on http://slovenia.silverlightchallenge.eu and join one of our many developers who will participate in this competition.

More here.

Categories:  Other | Silverlight
Friday, January 04, 2008 10:33:22 AM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 CoreCLR Exposed 

Jamie Cansdale of TestDriven.NET fame just posted an intro post describing the hosting of Silverlight's CLR - CoreCLR.

Having the ability to host the runtime inside a Win32/.NET process brings up new possibilities, especially running Silverlight apps outside the browser or developing test harnesses/unit tests for Silverlight intended object models.

Silverlight 1.1 alpha and CoreCLR currently expose a very trimmed down version of the Framework's BCL. This will change by RTM, but be aware that its sweet spot is still the browser.

I can imagine a world where Silverlight apps will not only be media/presentation related. Currently, the competing platform, though having a strong install base, has not reached into that space.

You could arm Flash developers with rocket launchers, but they would still lose a battle war against .NET developers armed with chopsticks. Every day of the week and twice on Sunday. I believe the number of souls will significantly influence the outcome in this case.

Categories:  Architecture | CLR | Silverlight
Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:42:30 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

 Silverlight Already on Microsoft.com 

Today, Microsoft.com put a Silverlight enabled video of XBox 360 Elite on the site front page.

This must be one of the earliest technology adoptions for Microsoft.com. They host a 1.0 beta version of the Silverlight app and it got me thinking why would a high traffic site want to do this.

My conclusion?

Answer this: What's the quickest way to install the Silverlight runtime to a broad user base without using a ship vehicle?

Admittedly, installing the runtime is quick, painless and benign for your machine. As it should be.

Try it out. Then visit some sample galleries.

Categories:  Silverlight
Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:05:11 PM (Central Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments

 

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