Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Aug 2006 13:05 UTC
Apple Yesterday, Steve Jobs of Apple held his usual keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the Moscone Center, San Fransisco. I usually thoroughly enjoy Jobs's keynotes; they are a well-planned piece of theater, complete with drama, comedy, and even action. In between, of course, some new products are announced, and some meaningless figures are given (classic example of spin doctoring: use only the figures of your strongest market, in Apple's case, the US laptop market; ignore the rest). However, this time, the theater part seemed to far outweigh the new-products-part. And that's a shame. Note: The, Tuesday Eve Column.
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RE: CoreAnimation isn't new..
by MonkeyPie on Tue 8th Aug 2006 15:09 UTC in reply to "CoreAnimation isn't new.."
MonkeyPie
Member since:
2005-07-06

I am typically impressed with Apple's offerings and I am excited about a lot of these features but in general was a little under-whelmed with the Keynote.

However, to compare the CoreAnimation with Avalon is wrong.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/01/Avalon/

The presentation subsystem in the next version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn," offers powerful new capabilities to developers. This subsystem, code-named "Avalon," allows developers to take advantage of its capabilities through a new markup language code-named "XAML." In addition, modern object-oriented programming languages such as C# and Visual Basic .NET can be used to tie everything together. Because most applications written to Avalon will probably be a mix of XAML and programming code, this article discusses XAML tags used to control page layout along with the procedural code written to respond to events.

Not much more than a new markup language for the UI that is tied with other programming languages, mainly Microsofts. That's not really much of a revolution either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_user_interface_markup_la...

Though CoreAnimation seems to be adding something to the table. It is designed specifically to facilitate the use of advanced animations within a developers program.

JRM7

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

However, to compare the CoreAnimation with Avalon is wrong.

Yep, right choice to compare with would be WPF not Avalon.

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MonkeyPie Member since:
2005-07-06

Avalon is WPF. Avalon was the code name for WPF. (Windows Presentation Foundation)

JRM7

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