Adoption to Silverlight’s progressing faster than I thought it would frankly (See link image below). Glad to see it – just surprised there hasn’t been a roar amongst the Flash zombies out there. Don’t get me wrong – you know I loves me some flash … most if not all my websites of acclaim out there that everyone comments on – were in flash – heck – all my resumes – were in flash… until Adobe.
Once again – not a bash on Adobe – just that to be honest, once Adobe took over Macromedia – the product took a decided turn for the worse (IMHO) when it came to making a great development/designer experience and ActionScript as a language went from an easy to use experience to … in some cases a cryptically enabled monstrosity from the lower depths of hell. (Yeah, yeah, I know… don’t hold back – tell everyone how I really feel… right? Well – that’s how I really feel.)
I’ll always have a love for Flash – but I’m learning Silverlight … which if you’re more of a designer than a developer you need to know right up front… regardless of the hype, Silverlight is not going to get you away from coding, but it will make it easier to code it, and 10 times easier to debug, and a stellar magnitude easier if you’re looking at Web 2.0 app’s (once again … IMHO – sheesh – put the flaming emails down and back away from them slowly – it’s an opinion okay?).
Anyway … for them what wants more on Silverlight…