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Pro Silverlight for the Enterprise by Ashish Ghoda

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Chapter 1Understanding Silverlight

The Web 2.0 concept drives enterprises to develop browser-based Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that support different market needs, such as platform (operating system, browser, and device) independence, information collaboration, social-networking, rich user interfaces, high performance, and high security. Silverlight 2 is a Microsoft .NET Framework–based technology platform enabling us to develop loosely coupled plug-ins and RIAs at the enterprise level. Silverlight helps enterprises to achieve the Web 2.0 concept by implementing RIAs in a very agile and cost-effective way that can provide maximum customer satisfaction and thus can drive enterprises to transform information system centers from cost centers ...

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