For example, a few years ago, I was the Development Tools Marketing Manager for a semiconductor manufacturer. I was speaking with the Software Development Tools Manager at our major account. My job was to help convince the customer
that they should be using our RISC processor in their laser printers. Since I owned the tool chain issues, I had to address his specific issues before we could convince him that we had the appropriate support for his design team.
Wow. Silverlight has really come a long way since I started using it. It’s kind of interesting to
look back a mere two years (roughly) and think about how the workflow has changed. Of even
more interest is the staggering speed at which new features are being added. In the time I’ve
been using Silverlight, it has grown from a somewhat limited toolset to an ever-more-impressive
technology that has really started to come into its own. Silverlight has started to change the way
people think about producing rich applications for the Web....
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