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HTML5 vs Silverlight (and others)

February 18, 2011

On Wednesday I gave a talk about HTML5 (mostly) and Silverlight (slightly), demonstrating and comparing their relative capabilities and ease of use, and discussing when to use them for application development.

First of all, thanks to everyone who turned up for not taking up the rather more tempting option of watching Arsenal vs Barcelona, and for all the great feedback. I’ll see about doing a more Silverlight-centric talk next!

Secondly, thanks to Telerik for sponsoring the event and providing the very generous draw prizes.

And finally, as requested by several people, here are the slides and the HTML5 demos:


I’ve left some extra notes in with the slides, but of course do feel free to ask if you have any questions.

P.S. Some of the demos are inspired by – or in the case of the 3D canvas taken completely from – and

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