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Are you using Silverlight to develop applications?

Do you think Silverlight is a bold move by Microsoft or just another browser plug-in? Have you started developing with Silverlight? Take this TechRepublic poll.
TechRepublic Senior Editor Mark Kaelin is curious to know if anyone is developing applications using Silverlight. He writes: "...Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Sounds like Macromedia Flash. When I see things like 'next generation' I start to worry. Are we destined to see even more overly complicated Web pages and user interfaces?"

Read the entire post and then take his poll about Silverlight, which asks if you've installed Silverlight, if you've developed applications for Silverlight, and what you think about Silverlight.

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.


Silverlight is a cross-platform and cross-browser implementation of .NET framework for building Rich Interactive Applications (RIAs) for internet with audio and video playback, animation and vector graphics. Once configured, it can run in all popular browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera. The plug-in that is required to run Silverlight is very small in size, thus it takes no time to get installed. Silverlight is supposed to be a competitor to such Adobe products as Flex, Flash and the JavaScript programming languages. Silverlight developers have an advantage of choosing the programming language they are familiar with, making the Silverlight a flexible programming model based on .NET framework. The end users get a delighted experience as the Silverlight developers integrates multimedia, graphics, animations and interactivity into a single environment.

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