With the release of Silverlight a debate started among designers and developers regarding choosing between Flash and Silverlight. As I understands microsoft is faces difficulties in capturing the market due to maturity of Flash.
For developers and designers it’s important to think on technical features provided by Flash and Silverlight, to choose the technology that best suits your needs.
There are some important points described as below regarding the features comparison between Flash and Silverlight.
Flash use frame-based animation model. Silverlight is based on the WPF animation model which is time-based instead of frame-based.
Flash uses a compressed format, and text and images are embedded in movie, so flash file size is relatively small.
Silverlight uses XAML for its description language and it is non-compressed, so size of Silverlight component is usually larger.
ActionScript offers a set of sound classes that can be used to generate and control sound in a movie. While Silverlight dosen’t have the low-level audio APIs. It dosen’t support playback of WAV file because .NET has very little audio playback support.
Flash has webcam andmicrophone support for live video and audio transmission. While Silverlight dosen’t support webcam or microphone.
Friends, there are some others technical differences between the two technologies. As per me Adobe provides a nice features for attractive an effect applications development.
Enjoy RIA… 🙂
To develop any Flash, Flex or AIR application or game development there are lots of important factors like workflows of the application, for game application important techniques of for development. There are some interesting articles by experts are listed below :
1 ) An introduction to developing games on the Adobe Flash Platform by Samuel Asher Rivello
2) From black box to contextual applications by Eric Oldrin
3) The edge of Flash by Rob Ford
4) A guide to Adobe developer groups and resources online by Bryan Rinaldi
5) Unveiling WorkflowLab: A new tool for developing project workflows by Doug Winnie
6) Object Relational Mapping for the Adobe AIR developer by David Tucker
Enjoy RIA…. 🙂
Microsoft is finally stepping into the rich media market with its Silverlight platform, which is comparable to Adobe Flex. Currently Silverlight is rather limited as far as platform compatibility. And even though they are currently developing a more compatible version, it still will not be as cross-platform as any of adobe’s solutions. You will get more Information about here