Microsoft Silverlight Reviews

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Mateusz Michałek profile photo
Score 10 out of 10
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Silverlight is used in several units in my company. It's one of the best tools when you need to quickly prepare a web application. There's no need to use JavaScript anymore for client side actions/visualizations. The reason why it's not more popular is that Microsoft decided to discontinue Silverlight and is only supporting it until 2020.
  • Easy to implement
  • No need for additional frameworks on client side
  • Out of browser capabilities
  • Cient side office support
  • Additional controls
We use it for almost all kinds of applications. It's not important if the app is small or big. It's good for DB connections, SOA architecture, office files transformations. The good thing is that it's client side, so we don't have to waste our server resources but can use the client's computer for business and visualization layer.
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Zubair Ahmed profile photo
Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use Microsoft Silverlight for our Mediasite website. Mediasite is an online portal to upload recorded lectures for medical students. It enhances video playback and optimizes the streaming which was a very problematic issue with our previous software. Currently it is only used on campus and within the medical school and not clinical sites.
  • Reliable
  • Dependable
  • Innovative
  • Creative
  • Sometimes crashes
  • Video recording functionality would be ideal
The most important question to ask about is compatibility. First you must ensure that it works well with your current operating software and hardware especially crossover to Mac systems. Secondly, it works best for content housed on internal servers as opposed to off a remote server which requires connectivity which can be an issue
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Score 9 out of 10
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We use Microsoft Silverlight company-wide. The product is necessary for our UPS shipping portal. With multiple locations and 200+ remote users, UPS is critical to getting company equipment to where it needs to go and we couldn't print our labels or use the portal without Microsoft Silverlight.
  • Silverlight interprets XAML directly
  • Take your .NET code cross-platform
  • Third-party component vendors are already well on with Silverlight add-ons
  • No support for the popular H.264 video codec
  • Another effort to promote proprietary technology rather than open standards
  • Silverlight is a browser-only solution
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.
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About Microsoft Silverlight

Microsoft's Silverlight is a development tool.
Categories:  .Net Development

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