Silverlight's fate: Don't let Microsoft's silence fool you

Developers have faith in its longevity, but they wish Microsoft would lay out a clear commitment

By , InfoWorld |  Development

These attributes help explain why Silverlight is "excellent" for health care applications, Hollis says. "It gives us the ability to provide interactions and visual feedback and stateful management of the UI" that can be difficult or impossible to match with HTML, he says.

Plus, Metro and Silverlight share development capabilities, says analyst Sanfilippo: "It's important to note that the stack of technologies for Metro-style application development doesn't obsolete Silverlight skills. Silverlight development consists of implementing XAML and code in C#, Visual Basic, or JavaScript, and all of these are supported for Metro application development."

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