Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
Microsoft Most websites glossed over this, but we didn't. Silverlight, once touted as Microsoft's answer to Adobe's Flash, has been retooled from its original purpose. Microsoft is betting big on HTML5 instead, turning Silverlight into the development platform for Windows Phone, and that's it. So... Silverlight is dead - long live Silerlight?
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Good news for HTML5 ...
by WorknMan on Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:16 UTC
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But I suppose it's bad news for Silverlight devs, unless they're coding for Windows Phone. Is it just me, or does Microsoft have a habit of changing their minds about which of their technologies that devs should be using. Whatever happened to the .NET compact framework?

And getting slightly off-topic, how is WPF coming along? I mean, is it really taking off? I can't recall sampling any apps that use it, unless they're so close to the native Win32 look & feel that I didn't recognize it. I heard they retooled the code editor in VS 2010 to use it, but besides that?

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