Silverlight 2.0 may only be in alpha, but that didn't stop Applied Information Sciences from using it to build the Carbon Calculator, an application that the group Conservation International rolled out for this year's Live Earth event.
AIS took on the project in early May and, with a two-man development team, had the application ready by July 7 -- 7/7/07.
Pete Brown, lead architect and project manager at AIS, recently chatted with SearchWinDevelopment.com editor Brian Eastwood about how he and colleague Steve Suing used MOSS 2007 and Silverlight 2.0 (then known as Silverlight 1.1) to build the Carbon Calculator.
We met Brown at REMIX07 Boston, when he gave a session about building his Silverlight 2.0 application. Brown says he is eager to talk about the Carbon Calculator because, in addition to being one of the first applications built with Silverlight 2.0 Alpha, it is the sort of app that should pique the interest of enterprise developers.
The link for out latest podcast appears below. To listen to it right now, left click on the link. To download it and save it for later, right click on it. Podcast: Silverlight 2.0 and the Carbon Calculator
More Silverlight 2.0 development resources
Silverlight 2.0 Case Study: Carbon Calculator (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
Silverlight Learning Guide: v2.0 Alpha Tutorials (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
Podcast: Silverlight in the Web development spotlight (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
Microsoft sites: http://silverlight.net/ and http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/
Silverlight news and notes (Scott Guthrie's blog)