With Microsoft’s unwillingness to officially deprecate technologies such as Silverlight, figuring out which technologies on the .NET stack have a future and which should be avoided can be challenging. To help you out, we have summarized what we know of Microsoft’s intentions when it comes to business applications.
At Build 2013 Microsoft unveiled a number of new features that make the WinRT platform more interesting for developers working on LOB applications, but without a deployment story WinRT simply isn’t viable. Meanwhile WPF, like Silverlight and WinForms, has entered its twilight phase.
Silverlight 4 in Action is a comprehensive guide to Silverlight . It features examples that explore layout, control extensibility, communication and binding models, rich media and more.
This article covers working with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) in IronRuby, event handling, working with XAML, inheriting from CLR classes, and reducing verbosity in IronRuby code. 2
InfoQ presents its review of Adam Nathan's WPF Unleashed. Also included is a sample chapter covering WPF's property and event system, a system that is unlike anything else on the Windows platform. 4
WPF expert Ian Griffiths compares WPF to Ajax/DHTML, Swing, and Flash. Ian then looks at some scenarios where you might usefully build a WPF front end using Java as the back-end technology. 13