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Silverlight 2 Unleashed by Laurent Bugnion

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Introduction

With the release of Windows Presentation Foundation (a new graphical user interface framework for Windows desktop applications) in 2006 and of Silverlight in 2008, client application development took a turn for the best. Microsoft boldly decided to abandon some concepts and technologies that had been used since the first release of Windows and to do something new and better. While it sometimes seems difficult to keep up with the pace of change imposed on software developers, this one is really worth it. Microsoft’s bet on Silverlight and WPF is huge, and it cannot fail. These technologies represent the future of client application development.

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