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May 02, 2007

Silverlight: Ruby and Python in the browser

Microsoft has released Silverlight, a browser plug-in that supports a wide range of capabilities including scalable vector graphics (though WPF and XAML, not SVG) and video (WMV though, not Mpeg or Ogg), but most importantly scripting using a wide range of languages including Ruby and Python as well as the usual C# and VB.

Part of me is thinking "wow! what can I do with this?" and another part is thinking "Let you run your lousy VB code in my browser? Hahahahah. No."

Is this ActiveX Redux? Microsoft Flash? or something new and exciting?

Some analysis so far from Scott Hanselman

I do (cynically) wonder how long it'll be though until the first Silverlight Critical Vulnerability patch?

Via Jon's Workblog

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