.NET vs Windows 8

added by pwhe23
3/30/2012 8:03:28 AM


So, day 1 of DevWeek. Lots and lots of Windows 8 and WinRT, as you would expect. What I want to focus on is this: Windows 8 does not make .NET developers obsolete.


4/2/2012 2:20:20 PM
Sounds like a bit of a shift in the industry which was bound to happen sooner or later. Gone are the days of desktops for every home, it's now internet devices for every PERSON. Everyone needs instant access to everything online regardless of location.

4/4/2012 11:02:21 AM
There are some misunderstandings in the article. While it's true that WinRT apps are based on principles derived from Silverlight (e.g. sandboxed environment, XAML, async by default), the reason that Silverlight is "hidden" is because the WinRT environment doesn't support web plugins deliberately. Everything must run in the WinRT sandbox, and Silverlight does not.