I think the biggest problem in Silverlight is version! like your app of SL2 will not work in SL3.
Also you have to buy new Blend Software to work Silverlight.
There is Adobe flex (with more powerful) free version is available so it look like Silverlight will have hard time ahead.
Good Morning everyone and a very Happy Republic Day. I guess, today people will not be here because today is a holiday. But then also I expect some members like E$war, AJ, Abhinav, Raja to participate here. So guys, what's the plan for today? Any topic to discuss on?
Yes, I have seen the power of HTML5, but it's not compatible to all the browsers except IE9. In other words, HTML5 can't do all the things that we can do with Silverlight like caching the whole application in client side and then run it without going to the server again.
Recent discussions, blogs all are now regarding WP7 and very lesser describes about Silverlight. Probably WP7 is focusing in the current market as it is new. Once they launch the new Silverlight version, it may divert again.
Regarding the business apps, many companies are currently developing apps in Silverlight. Mainly the media related contents are delivered in Silverlight now-a-days. So, in near future also it may keep it's place as HTML5 will need more time to come out and familiar with the current market.
But a combination of both HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery can give a more power to the web experience.