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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Trojan Horse 1.0 released

Silverlight 1.0 is released, and official Microsoft-Novell support for Silverlight on Linux is announced. From my point of view 1.0 is not exciting, because it's for building media players, not "real" applications. But version 1.1 is coming up fast, which means .NET+XAML will soon be running on the client. Every client: XP, Vista, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices -- if Scott Guthrie is to be believed, and he seems to be the single most dependable developer-liason Microsoft has.

Bottom line: in two years AJAX apps will seem about as flashy and hip as a 1995 web site feels today. I still wonder if/when Google will stick a toe in the .NET water.



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