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IronPython in Action by Christian Muirhead, Michael Foord

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Chapter 13. Silverlight: IronPython in the browser

This chapter covers

  • Packaging a dynamic Silverlight application

  • Using the Silverlight APIs

  • Building user interfaces

  • Interacting with the browser DOM

Improved browser capabilities, enabled by faster computers, have not only made complex and rich web applications possible, but have also changed the way we use computers. Techniques like AJAX, and powerful JavaScript libraries that abstract away painful cross-browser issues, have resulted in client-side (in the browser) programming becoming one of the most important fields in modern software development. Despite this, web applications remain restricted by the user interface capabilities of JavaScript and the performance of JavaScript when running large ...

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