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When Microsoft released Silverlight, the open source community gained a flexible and consistent model for delivering high-quality audio and video to all major browsers. In this session, participants will learn how to leverage this new platform to develop rich Internet applications.
What is Silverlight? Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. The introduction to this session will demonstrate how-to install Silverlight on Windows and Mac client computers, and then demonstrate that open source dynamic languages (like Ruby, PHP, and Python) work seamlessly with Silverlight applications. This portion of the session will explore various web server deployment scenarios, including ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby, and others.
However, with the release of version 1.0, the open source community received even better news when Novell announced that they would deliver Silverlight support for Linux using the Mono project. From this collaboration, Novell developed project Moonlight, which has as goals:
Joseph Hill has been an active participant in the Mono community since 2003, and has also been an active contributor to several open source ASP.NET applications. As a professional developer, he has done significant work in design and implementation of .NET applications for a number of customers, including Fortune 50 companies in areas such as messaging solutions, SCM, and others. In January 2008, Joseph joined Novell to serve as the Product Manager for Mono.