Silverlight vs. .NET 3.0 vs. Flash/Flex

By Michael Flanakin @ 11:33 AM :: 1640 Views :: .NET, Development, User Experience :: Digg it!
I just came across Loke Uei Tan's Mobile-ready link Syndicated feed comparison of Silverlight, .NET 3.0, and Flash/Flex Mobile-ready link. I don't think .NET 3.0 or, more specifically, WPF should be included in this comparison, but whatever. I guess it does come into play if you're truly looking at a user experience decision, as opposed to a rich web interface decision. Then again, you can use WPF in the web, but that's Windows only, so I usually poo-poo that idea. But, I digress... I also noticed 3d capabilities weren't mentioned. I know WPF does support 3d and Silverlight doesn't, but I don't know about Flash/Flex. If I had to guess, I'd say it doesn't; otherwise, I imagine it would be a highly touted feature. Of course, this isn't a huge deal if you're willing to do the math yourself. Having the feature is more about easing development. I'm curious what else was missed, but this is at least a good place to start. I'm surprised to see Flex missing so much, but knowing Adobe, I probably shouldn't be. Either way, I don't see Flex doing much for the Flash market Mobile-ready link. Adobe needed to bring Flash to applications, but that just never happened on a large scale. With integration into .NET, Silverlight will be an obvious answer for most developers.

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