NO! Silverlight is Alive but just for Window Phone 7 ?#?#? It’s good or bad?
Looking for answers I saw the following comment at Silverlight forums:
Microsoft didn’t even mention it at PDC today. Is Silverlight over? Should we all be looking at HTML 5 now?
I think the question is – Should we all Silverlight guys start looking for a new job? (Joking, I think…. :-*)
What I think – If Silverlight will be just for WP7, What all Silverlight guys will do? Most of the developers I know isn’t writing WP7 applications yet, yes I know the mobile world is accelerating but still the Web and Desktop is not a small market.
See this post Silverlight and HTML5 and Your Future about HTML 5 Game Development –
HTML5 a nascent technology, it’s true. There are issues: We built agent8ball.com in about 4 weeks.
It likely would taken about half of that in Silverlight. Also, we dealt with all kinds of browser compact issues.
My good friend Alex Golesh a Silverlight MVP (The Master of SL!!!) was also upset with the change of the direction Microsoft takes – You can Read More
I read some more and a post from Mary-Jo Foley on Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted mention some quotes from “Bob Muglia” (president of the Server and Tools Division (STB)), that need to be mentioned:
- The Good – > “There definitely will be another version of Silverlight, and that it will be “very much in line,” in terms of functionality and features, as Silverlight 4, which Microsoft delivered in April of this year.”
- The OK – > “Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said. “But HTML is the only true cross platform solution for everything, including (Apple’s) iOS platform,”
- The Bad – > “When it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft’s vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, “our strategy has shifted,”
Some Posts on that Subject: – Steve Ballmer: PDC10
Thanks to Adam for those Links
Let me know what you think