Herding Code: Episode 22: Brad Abrams and Tim Heuer on the Silverlight 2 Release

Herding Code

This week we talk to Brad Abrams and Tim Heuer about the Silverlight 2 release. Topics What's new? The releationship between the DLR and Silverlight 2 The Eclipse for Silverlight development The Open Specification Promise for XAML Progress on Mono / Moonlight&#1...

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Episode synopsis

This week we talk to Brad Abrams and Tim Heuer about the Silverlight 2 release.

Topics

  • What’s new?
  • The releationship between the DLR and Silverlight 2
  • The Eclipse for Silverlight development
  • The Open Specification Promise for XAML
  • Progress on Mono / Moonlight
  • The elevator speech on Silverlight
  • How Silverlight fits in with AJAX
  • Can Silverlight support separation of concerns and testability?
  • Will Microsoft be shipping frameworks for Silverlight?
  • Will Silverlight support offline scenarios
  • Silverlight as a “line of business” platform
  • The WPF / Silverlight connection
  • The Silverlight open source community
  • The Flash question
  • The casual gaming market
  • Silverlight performance vs. Javascript
  • Speculation on Silverlight 3 features…
  • The non-Windows development experience
  • The Silverlight story for iPhone and other mobile platforms

Questions from listeners

  • What’s the story on Prism for Silverlight 2? What’s the story for enterprise Apps? (Chris Bilson)
  • What’s being done to encourage enterprise adoption, in a climate where many enterprise shops are still on IE6? (Eric Kemp)
  • What’s IE’s relationship with Silverlight? (Matt Hamilton)
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