There are also much better tools at this stage:
Bam. Silverlight 2 is out. There’s the expected stuff, like the final SDK, Expression, and Silverlight tools:
- Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK
- Expression Blend 2 SP1
- Silverlight Tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- Deep Zoom Composer
And from Tim’s blog:
But there’s also http://www.eclipse4sl.org/. Yes, that means you can code Silverlight in Eclipse. Details and progress at the Eclipse Tools for Silverlight Blog. It’ll be licensed under the EPL 1.0 License.
I have done lots of Silverlight initially when 1.0 came out as well as the agency I was working at. We did video players, mini-games, demo apps and even the Halo 3 online manual at silverlight.net. But it wasn’t really ready until now. It still has a long way to go to really be an alternative to Flash but it is capable platform at version 2 for applications, mini-games and video apps for sure. But in the end it just provides competition to make both the Flash/Flex platforms and Silveright compete for developer support.