Friday, February 1, 2008

Blog Moved

Well its official now I am a geek :)

I have moved to a more professional web-blog.

So please check the follow up for this blog on there.

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Your patience is well appreciated.

Thanks for listening to me.

Imran Shaik

Looking for Silverlight News, Questions, Samples, Articles and Blogs?

Next time you want to find some information on Silverlight and want to search the web, you should check these sites instead and every Silverlight Developer / Designer should have it bookmarked.

For Questions:

Silverlight forums: Official web site and  forum for Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft employees join the discussion sometimes but only so often.

For Samples:

Silverlight Gallery: Official web gallery to showcase Silverlight Applications.

For Tutorials

Silverlight Learn: Official quick start for developers getting started with Silverlight, with video tutorials, documentation, whitepapers and don't forget to Quickstarts.

Social Networking:

Get News and updates from Social Networking sites

Facebook: Silverlight

Tweeter: SilverlightNews

And for just about anything

 Silverlight Cream: All Blogs, Samples, Articles, News and almost everything about Silverlight, and and if you haven't subscribed to this feed yet then you should,  keep up the good work Dave. You are doing what Microsoft should be doing themselves, create user community, to share ideas or samples and Silverlight Gallery isn't enough.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Feedback on HTML 5: Bury it!

W3C drafted new resolutions working draft for HTML 5, which may (I repeat "may") be available as a standard in couple of years, even if W3C convince all legacy browsers to be compatible to new drafted standards,  I for one don't see HTML 5 to be ever be accepted within developer community, I am actually surprised that W3C even bother drafting a new standards for HTML, there are not many developers who use HTML as their basic language, HTML is only used to render web pages at Client, no matter how far they stretch it HTML will still perform short with user interface,  scripting or managed code.

I am basing my judgement in accordance to the new and emerging technologies such as Silverlight, Flash, AIR, SVG, XUL, Java FX. HTML was thing of the past HTML was usable when Internet was accessed with a 56K dial up modem by the masses, that is just about a decade ago, we are still using HTML due to lack of proper browser standards but with new technologies especially Silverlight that is not going to last long.

Suggestion to W3C: Its about time we bury HTML deep where it actually belong and move ahead instead of going backwards.