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ScottGu published some info about Silverlight 2. In my opinion, these upgrades bring Silverlight much closer to being a serious consideration for RIA development. There have been some cool things come out but nothing quite matching anything created by other technologies. I see SL 1.0 as a “video” release. This release seems to bring the focus to application development, which is great.

“Read more about Silverlight 2.0 on ScottGu’s blog”:https://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/02/22/first-look-at-silverlight-2.aspx.

Thoughts? Still afraid of it Flash Platform geeks? Is it still the devil? Is it still seen as a “ying and yang kinda thing”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESyzOpoNeMQ (funny video, “Phillip”:https://phillipkerman.com/blog/) or a competitor? 🙂

My opinion…it is “getting there” but isn’t quite there. I’ll review the API/upgrades and give a full review after actually touching the code. I’m HIGHLY interested though, as I’ve always been.