Silverlight 1.1 is going to open up a whole new world for .NET developers. Falling somewhere between traditional Windows programming and web programming, Silverlight will attract developers from both disciplines and create a convergence of ideas that has never been experienced in the .NET community.
In its current alpha state, Silverlight 1.1 certainly has a number of issues to address. From cross domain resource access to a more robust control model, there is no shortage of major issues that make it difficult to do full scale development with Silverlight 1.1 at the time of this writing. On top of that, Silverlight 1.1 is not feature-complete. It is easy to forget that this is an alpha build with all of the focus on beta products like Silverlight 1.0 and Visual Studio 2008, but make no mistake—this is an alpha and we can expect many changes before it’s released.
One thing is certain: when Silverlight 1.1 is released, it will create new opportunities for .NET developers to use their skills to create Rich Internet Applications with unprecedented efficiency. And now you are prepared. This Short Cut has navigated you through the alpha territory, showing you the ins and outs of Silverlight 1.1 with plenty of examples along the way. Whether you adopt Silverlight 1.1 when it arrives or not, you now understand it.