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Which techs to develop project in - Will Silverlight/WPF be dead?

Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hi Guys,

I'll be starting my final project for University soon (Graduating 2013) and would like some input in selecting the tools to use from a future perspective. I was thinking WPF and Silverlight were relatively new things and was going to develop my application in them. (Home weather station)But with the advent of Windows 8 and HTML5 should I be thinking differently? Do you think this matters to future employers (what I have used in my past development)? and is Silverlight dead? I thought this would be a nice tool to visualise the data in my application

Any input welcome sorry for all the questions!

Many thanks

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Re: Which techs to develop project in - Will Silverlight/WPF be dead?

Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

Well any language has the possibility of dying out. I remember reading that MS has silverlight supported until 2021 and the last time I checked (on the dev preview of Windows8) Silverlight ran fine.

I say go and use it.
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Re: Which techs to develop project in - Will Silverlight/WPF be dead?

Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Well any language has the possibility of dying out. I remember reading that MS has silverlight supported until 2021 and the last time I checked (on the dev preview of Windows8) Silverlight ran fine.

I say go and use it.


Good to know I have a few years support! :D plus I'd really like to play with Silverlight

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Re: Which techs to develop project in - Will Silverlight/WPF be dead?

Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Not a problem. Just make sure you don't play with it too much or you'll get hairy palms. ;)
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

haha it'll be so worth it!
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