*-Neal has put up a companion blog post. To read it, go here.

Silverlight is an impressive new technology, but will we regret adopting Silverlight a year from now? Neal Ford of ThoughtWorks makes the case that we will. In this show:

Platform Play

On the surface, Silverlight appears to be fairly open. Neal explains why this isn’t the case and why it is going to matter to businesses.


Neal makes the argument that Silverlight is not as testable as open-standards based technologies.

Last 10%

Neal thinks that Silverlight won’t be able to implement the last 10% of user needs. And that will leave Silverlight adopters in the lurch.

Useful links for the show:
Neal’s blog – http://memeagora.blogspot.com/
Neal’s site – http://www.nealford.com/
Music for the show:
Lido In The Morning by General Fuzz from the album Messy’s Place
I Believe In You by YACHT from the album Instrumentals 2007
Sidetrack by Lisa DeBenedictis from the album Fruitless