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    The death of Silverlight, the triumph of HTML5, and the future of software development The death of Silverlight, the triumph of HTML5, and the future of software development Presentation Transcript

    • I’ve met people in the mostremote areas of the world, livingin straw huts without electricityor running water, who havemobile phones. -Nat Friedman, co-founder of Xamarin
    • Ive got a dual-core internetconnected super-computer in mypocket. -Scott Hanselman
    • Silverlight can no longer be “WPF Everywhere”
    • Q. What’s wrong with this app?
    • A. Everything.
    • Silverlight is a technology ofthe gaps. And those gaps areshrinking.
    • Silverlight is a technology ofthe gaps. And those gaps areshrinking.
    • Silverlight is a technology ofthe gaps. And those gaps areshrinking.™
    • Silverlight is a technology ofthe gaps. And those gaps areshrinking.™ -Me, just now
    • …and much more.
    • For the future of the web, we needto get out of plugin prison. -Vic Gundotra, Google VP of Engineering, Google IOconference
    • Plugins were created during thePC era – for PCs and mice. Themobile era is about low powerdevices, touch interfaces and openweb standards – all areas whereplugins fall short. -Steve Jobs, 2010
    • HTML5 lets web developers createadvanced graphics, typography,animations and transitions withoutrelying on third party browser plug-ins. -Steve Jobs, 2010
    • For the web to move forward, theMetro-style browser in Windows 8is as HTML5-only as possible, and isplug-in free. The experience thatplug-ins provide today is not a goodmatch with Metro style browsingand the modern HTML5 web. -Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft President
    • We will no longer continue todevelop Flash Player in the browserto work with new mobile devices.This will allow us to increaseinvestment in HTML5, which isuniversally supported on majormobile devices. -Adobe press release, November 9th, 2011
    • Key components that would haveallowed Silverlight to become a realcross-platform framework were cutfrom releases. Silverlights fate wassealed when they started supportingWindows-only features in theplugin. -Miguel deIcaza, founder of Mono and Moonlight
    • Silverlight had a bright future, andthat it could turn to fill an importantvoid, not only for webdevelopment, but for desktopdevelopment in general. I am verysad that Microsoft strategy cut theair supply to Silverlight. -Miguel deIcaza, founder of Mono and Moonlight
    • We’ve heard developers expressconcern about the long term futureof Silverlight for Windows Phone.Please don’t panic; WinRT inWindows 8 Phone can be viewed asa direct evolution from today’sSilverlight. -Larry Lieberman, Microsoft, Windows Phone Dev blog
    • Build proprietary apps: iOS Move to the web: Droid HTML5 WinRT The death of web plug-ins
    • Why HTML5? It’s the present, it’s the future!
    • Why HTML5? It’s the present, it’s the future!
    • Why HTML5? It’s the present, it’s the future!
    • Why HTML5? It’s the present, it’s the future! Apple doesn’t like your app? Doesn’t matter. Microsoft has a problem with your content? Forget ‘em. With HTML5 and the native web, you’re in control, not the big corporations.