Tonight I checked out Silverlight (rock and roll!), Microsofts new… well I think the easiest way to describe it is, Flash. After watching a 45 min interview with one of the developers it is apparent that Microsoft doing the exact same thing as Adobe are doing with flash.
- Create a development environmen.
- Create a design/animation environment
- Create a runtime/browser plugin
It more or less sounds like they will do the exact same stuff, and the only way to tell them apart is from framwork traits, or right clicking.
One interesting thing to come out of it was that, well at this stage, the silverlight file (swf) isn’t compiled, but just a script tag with their XML format inside.
I think its great to see more pressure on Adobe (perhaps they will make the Mac player decent!), and hopefully make Microsoft think about a cross platform runtime!
What every anyone says, competition is good!
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