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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Mac Silverlight works well.
by MollyC on Fri 29th Oct 2010 23:28 UTC
MollyC
Member since:
2006-07-04

What's with the "Mac version didn't really go down well" FUD? Seems like a line you threw in just for the hell of it.

As for HTML5 being the future of all app development, I have to thank my lucky stars that I retired from professional programming a few years back.

Edited 2010-10-29 23:29 UTC

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RE: Mac Silverlight works well.
by Nelson on Sat 30th Oct 2010 04:36 in reply to "Mac Silverlight works well."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yeah, as someone who routinely needs to make sure Mac perf is the same as PC perf, I'll just say it right now that the job is made really easy. Performance is nearly identical.

It wasn't always, but Silverlight 4 has really made it truely cross platform.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Yeah, as someone who routinely needs to make sure Mac perf is the same as PC perf, I'll just say it right now that the job is made really easy. Performance is nearly identical.


Back in my day, the target was to make performance as good as possible, not identical to some other platform.

That being said - I guessed the threat of SL was over after Apple refused to have flash for iOS. It did very little for Flash, but it finally sealed the fate for SL (if even Flash is not ubiquitous, what chance does SL have?)

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