Silverlight e-learning videos worth watching

Silverlight e-learning videos worth watching

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idiot.pngI thought I'd write some more "senseless low-quality crap that regularly fills ZDNet and that's only designed to draw readers in". I thank "kouzen" for his insight, but you Sir, are an idiot. Moving along...

silverlight.pngTechnology-oriented students have long used the power of the Internet to make money through website design, web development and Internet application design, partly because of the vast need for it but partly because it inspires creativity and free-thought. For years Macromedia Flash dominated the web with its rich content and ability to work seamlessly with everything it came into contact with. Since Adobe stole bought it a couple of years ago, it has still remained the focus of the marketshare with more people using it than ever.

However I wanted to talk about Silverlight, the "Flash killer" as Microsoft bloggers have so put it. Although it still remains a small part of the Flash-type marketshare, it's creeping up and being used more and more (although it seems most Silverlight content is being used on Microsoft's websites rather than third-party websites). Most people don't know much about it, but it appears to be a skill worth having. With Silverlight 2.0 expected to be released around August, there can be no harm in learning the basics now, as most universities are ready to break up for summer, if not already.

Mike Taulty, who works at Microsoft, involves himself in getting news out to developers through newsletters, blogs and videos, has used the Silverlight platform to (appropriately) provide videos about Silverlight, with ideas, screencasts and answers to questions about how to get started and develop with the platform. Whilst you have some free time over the summer, give these videos a try - a new skill to put on your resume can only be a good thing.

Update: Bink has some interesting and useful start-up tips with Silverlight - check this out before you get started.

Topics: Software Development, Browser, Microsoft

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  • Silverlight e-learning videos worth watching

    LOL! That was the best opening paragraph to an article ever!
    Loverock Davidson
  • How can a platform dependent product compete

    with a platform independent product?
    LittleGuy
    • In Microsoft's wettest dreams, that's how

      ;-)
      fr0thy2
      • The fr0thy2 troll STILL has nothing to say!

        You are STILL a troll with absolutely NOTHING to say! lol
        Martin_Australia
  • LOL martin

    :)
    SO.CAL Guy
  • An opinion

    Although the videos are very useful for students like me, I would like to see the MSN Soapbox Video website be moved over to Silverlight. If Microsoft has to market it's own technology, why use a competitor's technology for it's service i.e. Flash?
    imhassan
  • You know, Zack...

    Part of being a professional means means not sinking to the level of hecklers. If you give them the attention that you did at the beginning of this post, you give them the attention they crave. And they'll come out in droves. (Negative attention is still attention.) Also, if you respond in kind to every heckler, eventually your managers will tell you you're in the wrong business.

    That's my ten cents
    My two cents is free

    MGP
    MGP2
  • RE: Silverlight e-learning videos worth watching

    I'm not a professional ;-)
    zwhittaker
    • Re: Im not a professional

      Never say that again. Its an excuse for under performance. Just do it and do it to the best of your knowledge.

      People will call you professional when you least expect.
      edward@...
      • RE: Edward

        Ta :)
        zwhittaker