Convert Flash apps into Silverlight apps automatically with one mouse-click
The death of Flash: upgrading to Silverlight
Flash-to-Silverlight conversion wizards mark the beginning of the end of Flash
A simple wizard like SilverX, which has just been launched, can convert a legacy Flash file directly from the old SWF file into a ready-to-use Silverlight app.
The resulting SIlverlight app is fully editable and maintainable, even if you've lost the original Flash source file or FLA file, because the software utility also generates Visual Studio project complete with managed source code.
Flash has enjoyed a monopoly for too long, and Adobe has been resting on its laurels for so many years releasing new versions of essentially the same tired old software. Competition in this market and alternative technologies are most welcome.
As a product, Flash falls short of what the best developers and designers want and need in order to evolve the next generation of web experiences, and begin the new era of interactive entertainment.
22 July 2009
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