Windows Live Quantum Mechanics

Windows Live client side web application development according to Windows Live Quantum Mechanic Danny Thorpe.

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  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Launched!

    Halo 3 has officially hit the streets! Besides the game itself, check out the supporting info on the web, which happens to be implemented in Silverlight: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/halo3.aspx Having been out of the loop on the whole Halo series progression, I found the backstory and character...
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Promo Videos Running on Silverlight Streaming

    The promotional campaign for the new Halo 3 FPS has begun with a series of in-game and thematic live action videos. High-def 2mbps videos are here: http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx Lower bandwidth versions of the same are here: http://halo3.msn.com/videos.aspx These are already on the msn boards and...
  • Blog Post: MSN's The Podium 08 - Built On Silverlight

    MSN just launched The Podium '08 as part of their 2008 US Presidential election coverage. The Podium '08 brings together data on presidential candidates for voters and election followers to explore by topic and compare candidates head to head on specific issues. What's interesting about The Podium is...
  • Blog Post: ZeroGravity: Casual Gaming in Silverlight

    Looks like the folks at terralever are going full-bore on Silverlight : They've implemented a delightfully addictive puzzle game called ZeroGravity using the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha runtime. Check it out! It'll be interesting to see how long before my #5 high score (9997) rolls out of the top ten. via...
  • Blog Post: A Cross-Domain Silverlight Channel 9 VideoRSS Player

    Last week Kevin Ledley, keeper of the dev.live.com content, asked me for a bit of help to get a Silverlight video player working. He wanted to "borrow" the cool scrolling video list and video player from our sister site, msdn2.microsoft.com and set it up on our dev.live.com homepage to show Windows Live...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Silverlight On A Server That Won't Host .JS Files

    Torontonian " wavesmash " has been tinkering with getting a Silverlight app up and running on his Blogger blog. Silverlight Streaming got him most of the way there, but he found the recommended pattern of placing the Silverlight control construction in a separate createSilverlight.js file became a show...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight XPS Document Reader Proof-Of-Concept

    Delay started out poking around in the XPS document format. Before he could stop himself, he had an XPS document reader implemented in Silverlight !
  • Blog Post: Popfly: Mashups Made Easy

    Today John Montgomery 's NPT team launched Microsoft Popfly , a web-based development environment for building web applications with little or no code. John shares some background and history on his blog , but what you really ought to see first is the Popfly video on the Overview page. Seeing is believing...
  • Blog Post: AOL Building on Silverlight

    Mashable.com noted a small point that I had missed during the MIX07 madness: AOL's Social Mail Gadget due out in mid-May, is being built on Silverlight . Cool!
  • Blog Post: Hello World with Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming

    I've been tinkering with Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming and thought I'd share some of my discoveries and pointers. Silverlight is designed to dovetail into a traditional HTML+JavaScript web app. Your web page loads a Silverlight.js file and constructs a Silverlight object. What happens after...
  • Blog Post: Installing Silverlight 1.1 Alpha SDK

    If you set out to install the Silverlight 1.1 Alpha SDK and installed all the additional recommended (but not required) bits such as Visual Studio Orcas and ASP.NET Future , you won't see this problem so you can stop reading now. If you're a minimalist like me and install only the bare minimum Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MIX07: Extending the Browser Programming Model with Silverlight

    Silverlight implements isolated local storage on the client. Currently in the Alpha, the storage is limited to 1MB per web application and is keyed to the full URL of the XAML/HTML page. That means for this alpha release, two pages that are part of the same application served from the same domain will...
  • Blog Post: MIX07: Silverlight Supports Dynamic Languages (Iron Ruby, Iron Python, JavaScript)

    Josh Holmes has a great summary of the Ray Ozzie / Scott Guthrie keynote yesterday. Towards the end of his post, Josh notes with shock & awe that Silverlight not only includes a .NET CLR execution environment, but also the Dynamic Language Runtime as well. Yes, it's true! You can write apps for Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: MIX07: Social Mixing

    I bumped into Anders Hejlsberg in the speaker's lounge this afternoon just before my 4:30 presentation. He was at Mix to talk about LINQ , and probably on hand to provide Silverlight air cover. He asked how things were going now that I had a full year under my belt at Microsoft. My reply was to show...
  • Blog Post: MIX07 Keynote: Silverlight With Cross-Platform .NET Runtime

    Soundbyte streams from the MIX07 keynote, live and raw: Ray Ozzie on platforms, emergence of rich web apps doesn't mean stand-alone client apps are going away. Some apps are best viewed as services with client component, other apps are best viewed as client apps with server components. Shrink wrap...
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