Jon asks about Adam and Rick’s opinions on the recent post on the Silverlight Team Blog about the future of Silverlight
Adam talks about he sees consumer applications and games as great applications of Silverlight
Rick talks about how how some developers are resistant to change, then talks about the longterm evolution of the internet from information provider, to application provider, and finally to operating system
The talk shifts to discussion over how cross-platform HTML5 can be when it’s limited by things like video codecs and browser targeting
Scott Koon talks about how HTML5 is a loose collection of many different technologies
Scott Koon asks where the live Silverlight apps are – he just doesn’t see them in the wild
Adam and Rick talks about the advantages of developing in Silverlight vs. HTML5. Rick talks about the lack of tooling for HTML5
Kevin asks about the enterprise advantages of Silverlight development
The guys talk about the differences between canvas/bitmap graphics vs. SVG/vector graphics
Jon and Rick talk about the importance of having access to low level building blocks so you can build what you need
Scott K asks what’s left that Silverlight does that HTML5 doesn’t offer. Rick talks about the tooling, Adam talks about consistent cross-browser support.
Scott K asks about MVVM and whether Silverlight’s been taken over by architecture astronauts and propellerheads rather than the designers. Adam and Jon talk about how MVVM can make life easier for designers as well.
K Scott talks about his experiences with an enterprise Silverlight application
Rick talks about being a samurai rather than a swordsman – don’t be married to your tools
Rick says that the biggest advantage of Silverlight is that it’s a programming language which was designed for applications rather than HTML which was designed for documents
Scott K and Kevin ask whether Silverlight makes sense in public web applications
Jon asks Adam and Rick about what they’ve been building with HTML5 and what they like about that development experience
Rick and Adam talks about the changing environment and how the rich vs. reach question has changed
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