Sunday, June 22, 2008

Silverlight Applications on Linux using Moonlight !

Today, I decided to try out the Moonlight plug-in for Firefox on Linux. It can be downloaded from this site :

It looks like there is no support for video and audio at this stage. I tested my silverlight applications on it. All my apps work with both Silverlight 1.x and 2.x, and are written using javascript. I was surprised with the results. All of them worked flawlessly on Linux. Below are the screenshots:

My 'Animated 3D Bar Graph Application':

Animated line graph application:

Photo Viewer

Well done ..guys at !

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My app on Silverlight Gallery !

Patience paid off ! Traffic to the page increased and I 'thought' someone had published link to my work somewhere. To my great surprise and excitement, I found my 'Silverlight based 3D AJAX bar Graph' example at the official Silverlight 1.0 gallery. Here is the screenshot of how it looks:

Still don't believe me ! See for yourself :

Thank you Microsoft !

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

2D Animation for Web Benchmark

Came across this great site for comparing recent 2D graphic/animation technologies for the internet today. The site has nice 'colliding balls' example done with different technologies (DHTML, Java Swing, FLEX, WPF...).

Visit the site :

I love working with Silverlight and javascript. I was looking for performace comparision between Silveright+Javascript and Sliverlight+CLR. Though the Silverlight + javascript , example is lot slower (around 50 fps on my machine) than the CLR one, I think it has lot potential. However when performance is required, nothing beats Sliverlight+CLR, it seems !