The love-hate relationship that millions of computer geeks around the world have with Flash is about to change. Flash Player has gotten a makeover and released its version 11. The widely-used browser plug-in from Adobe got an overhaul, undoubtedly due to threats to its monopoly from rapidly-growing web standards competitors like HTML5, Silverlight and Java […]
Moonlight 1.0 delivers compatibility with Silverlight 1.0 media with some features from the Silverlight 2.0 specifications, which has officially been available from Microsoft recently.
Because, while 40 million US visitors to NBCOlympics didn’t have Silverlight installed, Adobe Flash is already installed on some 98 percent of Internet-connected computers.
After the advent of SDKs for Adobe AIR & Microsoft Silverlight and the considerable amount of market share they already have, Sun Microsystems has finally come up with their SDK preview for JavaFX.
Some-a people out there in our nation don’t have that, and I believe RIA, like, such as in Flash and Silverlight everywhere, should help the US, or should help Adobe, and should help India, and should help Sun so that we’re able to build up RIA.
If you look at something like Flash, when you get to the much more advanced stuff — richer interfaces, more complex network protocols, more complex APIs — it really falls short.
initRIA is the first of its kind Rich Internet Applications developer conference in India. It aims at providing a platform for RIA enthusiasts in India to interact and learn.
Microsoft still has a long way to go before it even stands a chance of displacing its main competitor, Adobe’s Flash technology. Still, Silverlight 2.0 does appear to represent a major step forward for Microsoft.
Adobe will not allow third party streaming servers to stream H.264 video or AAC Audio into the Flash Player? One would need an appropriate license from Adobe to do so! So, for the future high quality Video on Web, will Adobe have the last laugh?
The goal of Silverlight is to get into the game, not to add anything new of value. If you look at the feature set on a pure technology basis, Silverlight has 80% less features and 98% less compatibility than Adobe Flash Player.