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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Introducing Silverlight

Silverlight is a fast growing and powerful technology used to build rich Internet applications (RIA). For those new to the concept, RIAs are web applications with the features and functionality of traditional desktop applications. While traditional web applications consist of both server side and client side processing, server side processing is more dominant, and a typical website involves a lot of postbacks to the server. Even though there has been an effort to improve this experience through client side scripting and AJAX, the experience cannot be compared to a traditional desktop experience. Rich Internet applications move more of the processing, especially the rendering part, to the client side, thereby drastically ...

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