In the last few months, I have seen an astounding growth in demand for Silverlight developers. While I have always respected Silverlight as a technology, I never thought I would see it cracking Flash’s domain.

I started asking folks what they were using Silverlight for, and it turns out, a lot of enterprises are using Silverlight for internal facing applications, so they can combine the power of client-based applications with the zero footprint of a Web application. This makes sense, and it definitely is not intruding on Flash at all — it’s replacing Java and ActiveX.