Monday, August 27, 2007

Microsoft silverlight

Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of Microsoft .NET–based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

Silverlight, the technology of Microsoft intended to compete with, inter alia, the Flash of Adobe, will be finalized soon in its version 1.00. First release Candidate will be indeed available before the end of the month after a phase of tests which will have been less long than other products, but which will have profited from an enormous return of the testers.

Silverlight is brought to be useful in many projects of Microsoft. Plug-in reading can for the moment being installed under Internet Explorer 6 and 7, like Firefox 1.5 and 2 for Windows, but also under Safari and Firefox 1.5 and 2 for Mac OS X. other navigators and other operating systems are being studied, in particular Opera and the Linux platform, without more details on the subject.

The developers which have been tested with technology for several months should be directed towards a specific SDK created to help them to maintain their code for not that their Web pages are posted differently with the final version.

It will be noted that a version 1.1 alpha exists and that it brings already a number much more significant of functionalities by supporting ASP.NET, AJAX, LINQ (Language-Integrated Query), Javascript, of Visual BASIC, of C#, Python or of Ruby. This version alpha also integrates Common Language Runtime.

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