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Is Silverlight becoming a niche technology?

A lot of reactions started on Twitter this morning following the publication of the article titled “The Future of Silverlight” on the Silverlight Team Blog. One that caught my attention was written by Hadi Hariri: After a few messages I realized that he was talking about Silverlight. The problems Silverlight addresses The official announcement says between the lines: … Silverlight enables applications that deliver the kinds of rich experiences users want. We group these into three broad categories: premium media experiences, consumer apps and games, and business/enterprise apps. Even in their own statement, they acknowledge that Silverlight is not for building web apps,...

Is the Web really dead? No way!

Last week Wired published a long article stating that the Web (as in the thing you get through the browser) is dead, while the Internet is evolving. I think they are totally wrong for a few reasons: They prove their statement reading in the stats what they wanted to read: they compare the proportion of traffic instead of the total amount and this leads to the wrong conclusions They say the web is being taken over by peer-to-peer and video, based, again, on the bandwidth used Most...