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Sunday 15th was NAB day, and everybody was waiting for some shocking announcement from Apple (which announced only a professional version of Final Cut Server), but the shocking announcement came from the other side of the wall. Microsoft announced its "flash-killer" web platform: MS Silverlight.

I've always been a fan of advanced GUI for the web, and finally we have a flash-like platform that can be developed with Visual Studio and developer oriented IDE. Flash was good but it lacked a powerful IDE as Visual Studio.

Here are some link to blog of people directly involved in the development:

and... the official web site:

I was wondering: does this name have something to do with David Silverlight, the creator of Community Credits and XML MVP from Miami? smile_teeth

posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 7:48 PM

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# re: WPF/E has name: Silverlight

Left by LorenzoC at 4/16/2007 9:56 PM

Well, I understand that there are a lot of people that eat thanks to Microsoft and Adobe tecnologies.
But in the same time the adoption of those tecnologies to develop mainstream Web sites and Web Applications promises to kill the Internet as we know it today.
It is always the same discussion about "network neutrality" but taken to the Web standards and development. In the corporate enviroiment you can do pretty much what you like. In the worst case you have invested in the wrong tecnology and you will discover in in time. But on a "larger" scale I belive the adoption of closed and proprietary standards is a real danger and a very wrong choice. Like some time ago when most developers belived they could stop worrying about different platform and develop only for IE (with its propritary tags), ActiveX, ASP and such. That took serveral years of "near death" for the Web.

# Is WPF/E really named after David Silverlight?

Left by CodeClimber at 4/18/2007 3:39 PM

Is WPF/E really named after David Silverlight?

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