Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2007 13:16 UTC, submitted by steverez1
Internet & Networking "Microsoft has released a new showcase of its Silverlight web development frameworks, a graphical search engine called Tafiti. Tafiti, which means 'do research' in Swahili, is an experimental frontend to Microsoft's Live Search engine. It presents search options in three panes on the screen: the left pane is for entering search queries and switching between image, RSS, Web, and News, the middle pane contains the search results, and the right pane is used to 'dock' results using drag-and-drop for looking at later."
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While this could be done with flash and AJAX, it would be a much bigger pain to write. This isn't a "pushing the technology to the limit" kind of thing, more just a practical application.

There are two things that are impressive with silverlight. The first is performance in user interfaces. While flash UIs are possible, I have yet to try one that is not sluggish and unresponsive. Secondly, you have access to the entire .net API, which isn't even comparable to something like actionscript.

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