Silverlight dominates at MIX07
The MIX conference is currently held in Las Vegas, just as last year. The reports are pouring in and they mostly contain the word “Silverlight” in one way or another.
Flash is the most popular choice for graphics-intense presentations on the web today. It’s great for non-technical bosses who judge success by counting moving objects in a pre-compiled movie, but developers doing fairly advanced stuff have to fight with Actionscript and debugging in a less than perfect environment.
Silverlight provides a way out for Microsoft-centric developers. Simply write code-behind calls in C# or another CLR language just as you already do with your ASP.NET stuff today. Among other things, this makes data access a lot easier than the dirty plumbing that Flash requires of developers. Ever been tearing your hair away while trying to debug Actionscript? By using Silverlight in Orcas we can debug code on the client as well as on the server.