Sunday, December 06, 2009

A Feed You Should Read #14 – WynAspe, Silverlight Cream

The speed that Microsoft’s Silverlight is evolving is rather breathtaking. Silverlight 1 was released just two years ago! (September 4, 2007). Silverlight 3 was released earlier this year and a couple weeks ago we saw a fairly well baked Silverlight 4 (I think the SL4 release date is still TBD, but I’d put money on Mix10’ish).

Keeping up with that pace of change could almost be a full time job in and of itself. Luckily there’s help just a click away…

WynApse - Mining the Web for Silverlight so YOU don't have to



Silverlight is a juggernaut with a rollout speed that just seems to be increasing. The features and capabilities continue to grow, its install base is expanding and it’s starting to be used a very wide variety of ways by some serious names.

If you’re a web dev, or more importantly a Windows client based dev, Silverlight is getting to that point where it may now time to start seriously looking it. Silverlight 4 is going to blur the line between full client and web app, a trend that I’d bet will continue.

With Silverlight we’re talking taking advantage of the broad scope and deployment ease of the web, UI power of WPF and control and capabilities of a full rich client runtime environment.

Why do I like this feed and think you might also?

I’ve only been following David Campbell’s WynAspe Sliverlight Cream directly for a year or so, but have been reading his posts much longer (via the main Geekswithblogs aggregation feed). Silverlight is not something I currently “do” but is something I am interesting in following. That said, Sl4’s new features may just push me over that the edge and I may just have to start seriously playing with it… :)

Not doing it day in and out I found it hard to keep up with it and its vibrant community.

That was until I starting keying on David’s Sliverlight Cream posts. The blog’s subtitle is perfect and just what I needed, someone to be my eyes in the Silverlight space and provide an intelligent signal to noise filter.

So why do I like this feed and think you might? It provides a daily’ish curated list of Silverlight links, each with a brief description. This is a great way to get in touch with Silverlight without getting overwhelmed.

It’s simple. If you’re interested in, involved in, or even master of Silverlight this is one of those feeds you just need to follow…

Snap of the latest post:


Blog Information:

Name: WynApse - Mining the Web for Silverlight so YOU don't have to (Silverlight Cream)
Post Types: Silverlight Link Curatation

1 comment:

Dave said...

Hey Greg...

What a great shoutout... not sure why I hadn't seen it before now, but thanks a bunch for that... it's posts like yours that keep guys like me motivated to continue.

Thanks again,