Silverlight - name your favorite product

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  1. tolik

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    Hey,

    I'm trying to figure out what Silverlight "associates with". Any specific games, sites or services on your mind?

    Thanks.
     
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    I don't know if it's my favourite but all Silverlight means to me is the MS plugin that is trying to compete with the various other web plugins.
     
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    Streaming video from the Olympics was excellent through Silverlight. I saw the presentation at MIX10 about it and it really looks like the way live broadcasts should be done on the net.
     
  4. tolik

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    Video? Plugins? How about an app or a game developed in Silverlight?
     
  5. Jack Norton

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    Yours is a serious question or you're just trolling to demonstrate that Silverlight is practically unused to make any slightly famous app/game? ;)
     
  6. tolik

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    This is serious.
     
  7. barrygamer

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    A while ago i had it installed, when ITV (uk tv station) were using it for their catch-up video, but they dropped it. Thats not to say some killer service/game wont come along and I'll install it again, but for now I dont associate it with anything at all.
    Edit: doesnt seem to have gained much traction in web gaming lately?
     
  8. Jack Norton

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    The FACT (then you can say Silverlight is crap, but this is a fact) is that soon (next few years) every pc with windows will have it preinstalled. On W7 you have 3.0 (I think) pre-installed.

    Probably situation is different on Mac/Linux.
     
  9. Bad Sector

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    My iMac had Flash 10 and Silverlight preinstalled.
     
  10. JGOware

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    I've seen a few silverlight games and performance wise they all ran sub par compared to flash on my low end kit.
     
  11. barrygamer

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    hmm, I wasnt aware that could happen, out-of-the-box. (perhaps some new EU directive :rolleyes: ).
     
  12. Jack Norton

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    Interesting that silverlight was preinstalled on your mac.
    Anything that can compete with Flash should be welcome...
    At least with silverlight you can code in python, and you have a real debugger! :D
     
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    there's a silverlight feature on bing that lets you see previous daily bing pictures. Those things are really cool sometimes!
     
  14. PoV

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    It sounds like a beer.

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    From a developer perspective, I much prefer Silverlight to Flash. Mainly because I'm quite familiar with .NET, but it also has a nicer debugger and is free to develop for. But, the uptake rate is nowhere near as high as Flash, so I think any 'killer apps' will pale in comparison to flash 'killer apps' in terms of downloads.

    As mentioned by Jack, since Silverlight is preinstalled on W7 machines, I think this will tip the balance. Once users come across a decent app, without having to be asked to download a plugin most non-techies haven't heard of, I think word of mouth of cool apps will spread.

    Alas, at this moment in time, I don't know of any killer Silverlight app either. But then again, I haven't looked very hard :)
     
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    To me, Silverlight means "What the fuck is Silverlight?"

    I guess I'm a little bit out of touch. I get the impression it's a web thing? I'm not very web-savvy, stuck in C++ world and all.
     
  17. Bad Sector

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    Flash is free to develop for too. Adobe has an AS3 compiler that creates SWF files and there are other compilers for it, such as haXe.
     
  18. GolfHacker

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    Good one, Mike!
     
  19. Reanimated

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    Ah, I stand corrected!
     
  20. Jack Norton

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    The real big difference from developer's PoV is in the debugging. Flash is quite a pain for complex projects... while MS tools are always excellent in debugging.
     

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