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Jumping from ASP.NET to Silverlight 2 by Daniel Crenna

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Chapter 1. Jumping from ASP.NET to Silverlight 2

Silverlight 2 was released to the world on October 14, 2008. This long-awaited browser plug-in provides a cross-platform environment for developers to leverage their .NET skills to bring Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) to desktops worldwide. Silverlight boasts an ultra-fast run time, impressive networking support, high-definition video, and animation. Silverlight 1.0 was released more than a year ago and had many of the features that Silverlight 2 offers, but it lacked real library support to allow code-behind development, required plenty of JavaScript to work with Web Services with minimal networking capability, and did not support the dynamic web languages like IronRuby and IronPython emerging ...

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