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Silverlight 2.0

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Silverlight 2.0

  1. 1. SILVERLIGHT 2.0 AND FLEX A short history of RIA By TC Wu Titoonic-Asia Sdn. Bhd. Software Engineer
  2. 2. TOPICS  Silverlight 2.0  Flex 3
  3. 3. SILVERLIGHT 2.0  By Microsoft  Uses Microsoft Expression Blend and Microsoft Visual Studio  Can be hosted on any server  Can be run on most major browsers  Browser share ranges from 25% to 63%
  4. 4. FLEX 3  By Adobe  Uses Flex Builder  Can be hosted on any server  Can be run on most major browsers  Browser share is ≈ 95%
  5. 5. SILVERLIGHT 2.0  C# or VB.NET  Uses LINQ for data access (also by Microsoft) DB Silverlight (LINQ) Web Services
  6. 6. FLEX 3  Actionscript 3.0  Uses RPC via AMFPHP DB Flex (RPC) Web Services
  7. 7. SILVERLIGHT 2.0  Flexible production environment or……..  Integrated development environment  Works well with everything else that Microsoft has  Azure (Microsoft Cloud)  Live Services  SQL Services  Dynamics CRM  .Net Services  Sharepoint Services  Sharepoint  PHP, Ruby on Rails, J2EE etc…………
  8. 8. FLEX 3  Flexible production environment  Works with  PHP  J2EE  Spring Framework  Ruby On Rails
  9. 9. SILVERLIGHT 2.0  Free controls available  Codeplex Silverlight Controls  Telerik controls Silverlight Codeplex Telerik
  10. 10. FLEX 3  Free components  Flex.org  Flextras Flex Flex.org Flextras
  11. 11. PERFORMANCE  Silverlight is faster proven in demo Silverlight Flex
  12. 12. MARKET PENETRATION  Flex which uses the same client as Flash has a bigger market share than Silverlight  Non-exclusive 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Silverlight Flex Market Share Series 1
  13. 13. DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT  Silverlight > Flex
  14. 14. CONCLUSION  Silverlight 2 has a more cohesive development biosphere  Flex is more flexible  Q&A

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