Silverlight programmers yet to gain demand

Microsoft Corp.'s Silverlight rich Internet application platform has yet to gain traction among companies or programmers, according to two indirect measures of popularity.Officially released just half a year ago, Silverlight is being downloaded and installed an average of 1.5 million times a day, Microsoft said during its Mix08 Web development conference in Las Vegas on […]

Microsoft Corp.'s Silverlight rich Internet application platform has yet to gain traction among companies or programmers, according to two indirect measures of popularity.

Officially released just half a year ago, Silverlight is being downloaded and installed an average of 1.5 million times a day, Microsoft said during its Mix08 Web development conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Microsoft is aiming for 200 million Silverlight downloads by the middle of this year.

But Adobe Systems Inc.'s incumbent Flash platform remains far more popular, at least judging by the number of job ads demanding either skill, and sales of programming instructional books.

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