Silverlight 1.0 RTW

5 09 2007

“Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering richer user experiences on the Web. In addition, Microsoft will work with Novell Inc. to deliver Silverlight support for Linux, called Moonlight, and based on the project started on mono-project.com”

Silverlight version 1.0 is finally out! Some sneak peak using the RTW media capabilities can be found on the latest HD preview of Halo 3. Check out the link!

Source: MS PressPass – Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux

Halo 3D Preview

Microsoft® Silverlight™ 1.0 SDK Download 

ScottGu – Silverlight 1.0 Released and Silverlight for Linux Announced





Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28.0 supported Full-screen mode; iPhone upgrade coming

11 07 2007

When I was watching some flash video in my pc from some site. I noticed that f;ash player already have the full screen mode. I quickly did a google search on when Adobe first incorporated this into their Flash player. I saw that it was there since December last year! It was already part of their Flash Player 9.0.28.0 release.

This comes to a comparison again with Silverlight as when I first knew that feature Silverlight was providing. I thought it was completely new. I was just that excited that thought this is something MS again came first. I just remember joining some session about Silverlight and speaker telling only Silverlight can do this. And it is one of the main feature they show-off on demos.

When I found this information about the flash player. Suddenly that WoW feeling changed. Not that I don’t like Silverlight anymore, its just really sucks knowing that it is not something new again. MS is just well known of copying some other idea and then building on top of it. And they really did a good job with lots of their products.

Well what we can say is Silverlight is still on beta stage. They are still a lot to come and it is already more than the competition they currently have.

So I hope I can learn more about it and get more information about it. I attended some lousy session once in some MS user group here in Singapore, it was just really a marketing thing and it was supposedly a technical session. I hope they give more technical knowledge next time. I should’ve went to the Remix Singapore event, I heard it was ultimately cool.

Now something about iPhone. Just got some information from some WordPress blogger that they (Apple) are planning to release an power upgrade with a lots of cool features that can cover lots of the complaints current iPhone users had. Check it out here.

I hope they better be good with this release or else this guy will blend it. Hehehe

Link: Will it Blend – Apple iPhone


 





Silverlight and Blend snack tutorials for hungry designers

22 06 2007

Nibbles

Celso Gomes, a cool designer, created a tutorial site Nibbles that will help designers learn tools such as Silverlight and Blend. He put up the site together with his blog. It is still in beta and have quite a few good friendly tutorials about using Silverlight and Blend. It would be very nice if one of these days, lots more tutorials would be added here. He would also include Blend and WPF tutorials in the near future and a lot more. So keep checking this site.

Nibbles – snack tutorials for hungry designers
http://www.nibblestutorials.net/

Source: Nibbles offers bite-sized Silverlight tutorials





Monolight – Silverlight on Linux

22 06 2007

Silverlight development will be available for Linux users soon. Miguel de Icaza with team that started the project already have a working build. And they did the port in just in 21 days. This project will be under the open-source mono project and is named as Monolight. For linux users, this will really be a very good opportunity to develop rich interactive web apps to the next level.

Some pictures is posted by Miguel in his blog, just follow the links below.

Implementing Silverlight in 21 Days
http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2007/Jun-21.html

Moonlight – Mono – Home page
http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight

Miguel de Icaza’s web log
http://tirania.org/blog/index.html





Light up the Web with Silverlight

20 06 2007

This Silverlight post is already a bit late, but here it goes.

 Silverlight

Silverlight is one of the interesting new upcoming products of Microsoft that really excites me. For those that don’t have any background of it, Silverlight (or WPF/E Windows Presentation Foundation/ Everywhere) is a next generation framework MS is providing for users to build highly interactive media-based rich internet applications(RIA). It is cross platform, cross-browser solution and best of all it has the lightweight .NET CLR inside it. For developers with existing WPF skills, your XAML code will work fine if you want to use it on the web, except for a few features such as 3D. You really have to experience it to really appreciate the things you can do with it.

I have collected some number of links which I will refer to once I will start learning this stuff. Here it is:

Silverlight General Links

Microsoft Silverlight Homepage
Silverlight Developer Center
Silverlight Community Site

QuickStarts
Silverlight 1.0 Beta Quickstarts
Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Quickstarts

More Links
Silverlight Learning Guide
Why Silverlight
Sample Demos and Code

Just added these silverlight feeds to my reader: 

Scot Guthrie
Tim Sneath
Joe Stegman
Laurence Moroney
Mike Harsh

I just attended a seminar in Microsoft yesterday and it was about Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn Server). The event was intended for Microsoft Partners and was called Microsoft Technology Day. I didn’t how I was invited to attend this as I am not part of an organization that is their partner.(Well not anymore.) I was really fortunate to attend it and luckily one of the sessions is about Silverlight. The demos were really impressive, I hope I can already get my new laptop so that I can play with these new technologies. I’m planning to install a VM(Virtual Machine) for this by the way. My current one just can’t handle a Virtual Machine with all these heavy apps. It will just choke. I also don’t have enough space. Im already so excited to try out Silverlight but that would have to wait.