Robert Bell on Java and Silverlight Interop

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 08, 2008 3

Robert Bell, Microsoft Solution Architect, introduces interoperability scenarios for using Silverlight from Java and provides architectural guidance using sample code snippets.


An Interview with Ian Griffiths

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 11, 2007 2

In this interview, Ian Griffiths talks about the key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding.


WPF/E is Now Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Apr 17, 2007 7

With much fanfare, Microsoft has announced Silverlight, a new cross-platform, browser independent runtime designed based on XAML and JavaScript with the potential to go head to head with Adobe Flash.


Is XML the Future of UI Development?

by Jonathan Allen Follow 612 Followers on  Apr 06, 2007 6

Or is it JavaScript? A common trend in the new crop of desktop UI frameworks is that they are XML based with some sort of support for JavaScript. We take a brief look at AJAX, WPF/XAML, Flex/MXML, and Firefox’s Gran Paradiso.


Interview: Walt Ritscher at VSLive

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 23, 2007

InfoQ sat down with Walt Ritscher at VSLive Toronto to talk about WPF, Web 2.0, and Microsoft code naming conventions. Walt prophecies where he thinks WPF excels and who will build the killer apps in WPF. Included is a quick history on AJAX, where to use it and why it took 7 years to become relevant. Walt also shares his new favorite Windows technology, Windows PowerShell.


WPF-E Announced

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 05, 2006 1

Yesterday Microsoft released the first community technology preview of WPF/E and Scott Guthrie announced it on his blog. WPF/E provides a small client-side runtime that currently support Windowsand Mac OSX. For browser support, WPF/E can run in both the FireFox and Safari web browsers providing support beyond the Internet Explorer browser.

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