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Adobe Flex, Microsoft Silverlight and future of computing

Kevin Hoyt from Adobe and Sam Stokes from Microsoft will have a debates on technologies, platforms and future today, 12 February 2009, 7:00 PM (PST/GMT +8), in the Bronco Student Center (Ursa Minor) at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Microsoft and Adobe will demonstrate their evidences of domination. Adobe, who gave the world Photoshop, Flash, Flex, Dreamweaver and AfterEffects, engage developers to create cross-platform media prodigies online as well as a desktop applications, being able to run with or without the internet connection, which is possible with Adobe Integrated Runtime, or just AIR. Microsoft gives developers the opportunity of creation online applications which are full of media and animation with Silverlight and power of C#. Interesting.

Debates will be translated online in two options:

  1. For users who have got a mid-bandwidth channel, higher quality.
  2. For users with low-bandwidth, lower quality.

At the moment, a nice ballet is translated there, with interruptions sometimes.

By the way, Kevin Hoyt recently published an useful AIR application with sources, which itself is a set of 75 samples of JavaScript AIR applications with centralized launch interface. It worth looking inside, especially when you know how much power is in the JavaScript frameworks like ExtJS, which embraces the AIR too.