February 06, 2009
February 12, 2009 — Microsoft vs. Adobe
The Great Debate
:: Microsoft Siverlight vs. Adobe AIR/Flex Debate ::
The battle for control of the future of computing will be debated at 7 PM (PST/GMT +8) on Thursday, February 12 in the Bronco Student Center (Ursa Minor) at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. will present their contenders for whose technologies will dominate. Adobe (maker of Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver) is encouraging developers to create media-rich desktop computer applications that operate independently of the Internet through its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Microsoft wants developers to create media-rich applications that can be used online through its Silverlight technology.
Sam Stokes, academic developer/evangelist at Microsoft Corporation and Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe will represent the two sides. The free event is sponsored by the Interactive Web Development Student Association and the Computer Information Systems department in the College of Business Administration and will be streamed live over the Internet. Pizza, refreshments and a free drawing for multimedia software will be provided.
If you can't make it in person, you can watch it live or afterwards at this link.
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