Users take sides in Flash-Silverlight clash

Microsoft's Silverlight technology could give Adobe's rival Flash browser plug-in software a run for its money based on attendee feedback at the Microsoft MIX07 conference in Las Vegas on Monday. Microsoft made a host of unveilings pertaining to Silverlight, its new technology supporting multimedia in a browser. Among the revelations were a linkage between .Net […]

Microsoft's Silverlight technology could give Adobe's rival Flash browser plug-in software a run for its money based on attendee feedback at the Microsoft MIX07 conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

Microsoft made a host of unveilings pertaining to Silverlight, its new technology supporting multimedia in a browser. Among the revelations were a linkage between .Net to Silverlight and a beta release offering of Silverlight. Also, as part of its Silverlight 1.1 alpha rollout, Microsoft unveiled a dynamic language runtime supporting the IronPython programming language and managed JavaScript that can be run on .Net. Plans call for adding support for the IronRuby language and Dynamic VB as well. .

With Microsoft's linkage to .Net, Microsoft fills a gap for developers, according to two attendees who work as software engineers at TransCore.

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