Application Development: Labs Gallery: Microsoft Silverlight Expression Blend 3 RC Makes Great Strides in RIA Race

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-07-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With the recent release of Silverlight 3, Microsoft has continued to move quickly to try and catch up with Adobe Flash (and its AIR and Flex brethren) in the race to be the rich Internet application platform of choice. Silverlight 3 includes many welcome new features, including the ability to run offline and outside of a browser (a feature already found in Adobe AIR and other platforms). In this review, eWEEK Labs looks at the release candidate of Expression Blend 3, the main tool for designing and delivering Silverlight 3 applications-- and, for some, even developing them (though serious developers will probably stick to Visual Studio).
 
 
 

Labs Gallery: Microsoft Expression Blend 3 RC Makes Great Strides in RIA Race

by Jim Rapoza
Labs Gallery: Microsoft Expression Blend 3 RC Makes Great Strides in RIA Race
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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