Silverlight 2.0 leaps&bounds ahead

Being a .NET guy a thought I should really pop into the Sliverlight 2.0 presentation at QCON to see what the buzz was about. 

Mike Taulty gave a hands on demo off all the new enhancements since v1, and I was very impressed to see support for calling WCF web services, full scripting (in&out of DOM) capabilities, and the very cool new XAP application packaging.  XAP is actually just a zip file along with some meta-data and other binaries (hmmm… why does JAR come to mind here);  A very sensible way to deploy and could prove real competition for SWF in the future!

I can’t wait to dig a little deeper.


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