There was a time when I allowed myself to be surprised by Microsoft's ability
to play catch-up, but no longer. So when I ran across Tim Sneath's blog, Musings
of a Client Platform Technical Evangelist
, I wasn't entirely shocked to
find an impressive list of 50 working Silverlight applications.
Silverlight, of course, is the combination cross-platform media runtime and
application delivery platform that promises to do a lot more than simply give
Redmond a competitor to Adobe Flash. It offers .NET-savvy developers the ability
to deliver functional applications to systems beyond .NET-enabled Windows PCs.
There's some cool stuff here. The Office Ribbon app (found here)
turns Microsoft Office 2007 RibbonX XML into Silverlight XAML to enable rich
navigation of Silverlight-based apps.
You'll also find the Telerik
RadCube control, an interactive cube-shaped image selector that can be used
in Silverlight applications.
What kind of apps would you like to see come out of the Silverlight community?
Is your company looking at the technology? E-mail me at email@example.com.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 07/18/2007 at 1:15 PM