MIX Thoughts

No, I'm not there. But I just watched the keynote live :). I must say, Microsoft continues to blow the developer in me away...

  1.  Silverlight video streaming. They're starting to roll out a new server for streaming video for you. And it will be free... That's awesome.
  2. Expression studio is now out. Cool. I need to get me a copy of that...
  3. Silverlight 1.0 is now officially in beta. Woohoo!
  4. Silverlight 1.1 is now officially in alpha. Man this is going to get confusing...
  5. They just can't seem to rest. Blend 2 already has a previous out.
  6. So Silverlight WILL be distributed as a miniature .NET Framework install. That's right. .NET running on a Mac. But that doesn't come with 1.0. It comes with 1.1.
  7. Silverlight 1.1 will have linq. That is as surprising as it is cool.
  8. In Silverlight 1.1, the xaml files will have a code-behind. That's a very familiar metaphor, and a good idea for us dev types.
  9. So Scott Guthrie did a demo of a Silverlight app running on a Mac. He then set a breakpoint in Visual Studio on his windows machine. Then the Silverlight app running on the Mac hit that breakpoint. He then proceeded to interactively debug. That is FREAKY COOL.
  10. They announced a dynamic language runtime and that they'll be supporting"Iron Ruby", Ruby for .NET.

Man these guys just don't know how to quite. I've really got to get my day job to upgrade...

Also, Silverlight has its own site now, http://silverlight.net/. I tried to leave a message in the forums and it broke. Oops :). Apparently they have some bugs to fix!


Xander 2007-04-30 05:28:29

If you would...Please email me about the problem you saw with the SilverLight.net forums. 

Thanks.  :-)


Eric 2007-05-01 09:23:57

Sure thing! Nice knowing people on the Telligent team :)

Marlies 2008-03-01 06:24:41

I agree, Silverlight is quite something. Since I got introduced to it in the early 2006, I cannot go without!