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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Flex

If your site is purely animations (like some company timeline from the start of the company to the current date), it's well suited for this use case.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

The Silverlight plug-in means developers can target a single, consistent runtime for browser-based apps, rather than working with the complexity of multiple browsers in different versions. You also get video and multimedia effects that are hard or impossible with pure HTML and JavaScript, though Adobe Systems' Flash has the same advantages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Flex

  • Highly advanced UI platform, well suited for building enterprise applications.
  • Cross browser issues do not exist as it runs the same on every browser via Flash Player.
  • Animations are something that comes out of the box.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
Mateusz Michałek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Flex

  • It's heavy as it needs to load the Flash plugin first before rendering anything to the user.
  • Not future ready as there is no support for mobile and tablet platforms.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Sometimes crashes
  • Video recording functionality would be ideal
Zubair Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Flex

We are replacing adobe flex with Sencha.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight allows more adaptability and it integrates well with our products across the company. Adobe Flash crashes or doesn't work with our shipping campus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Flex

  • Our users have a great positive feedback from the UI point of view.
  • The ease of use of the application had doubled our existing user base.
Abraham Madathil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Silverlight

  • Quick development - low cost
  • Quick development - quick implementation
  • Quick development - easy for scrum development
Mateusz Michałek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Flex

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Silverlight

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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