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HTML5 is the future, Silvelight and Flash are history

There is a lot of comments in different blogs. Click this link to go to the blogpost by Mary-Jo Foley in ZNet that stated the fact in her interview with MS Bob Muglia:

I asked Bob Muglia, the Microsoft President in charge of the company’s server and tools business, that very question and got what I consider to be the clearest answer yet about how Microsoft is evolving its Silverlight strategy.
Silverlight is our development platform for Windows Phone,” he said. Silverlight also has some “sweet spots” in media and line-of-business applications, he said.
But when it comes to touting Silverlight as Microsoft’s vehicle for delivering a cross-platform runtime, “our strategy has shifted,” Muglia told me.
Silverlight will continue to be a cross-platform solution, working on a variety of operating system/browser platforms, going forward, he said. “But HTML is the only true cross platform solution for everything, including (Apple’s) iOS platform,” Muglia said.
Muglia said there definitely will be another version of Silverlight, and that it will be “very much in line,” in terms of functionality and features, asSilverlight 4, which Microsoft delivered in April of this year.

Shawn Wildermuth are just sitting and looking at the explotion in twitter.
NerdPlusArt says he loves HTML5 and also loves Silverlight, and continues:

So here’s the thing: HTML5 is an undeniable part of the future and it would be foolish for Microsoft to ignore it. It’s the 5 bazillion pound Elephant in the room (note: my spell checker didn’t complain about bazillion. cool!). HTML has always been the lingua franca for browser apps and it’s just gotten much much better. You can’t look the other way when that happens. Microsoft can’t and developers shouldn’t, especially if you want to build browser-based experiences and apps.

So the Silverlight adventure is over. Scott Guthrie will not be allowed to deliver a new version every 8 months. But instead we will get HTML5 tools inside Visual Studio.

And, the winner of the battle is Apple. With 90% increase in iPhone delivered, the world moves to Apple’s decisions.


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One thought on “HTML5 is the future, Silvelight and Flash are history

  1. Flash will not die. Did you watch AdobeMax?

    Posted by Trent Sterling | October 31, 2010, 07:14

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