Recent new form PDC had nearly caused me a heart attack: MS drops Silverlight for web and bets on HTML5.
Few months ago when I was choosing a platform to write my app, Silverlight looked good:
- C# and .Net
- Easy to develop and debug.
- MS is backing it up, meaning that it will be widely used.
- Can be detached from the browser and made into a standalone application.
Even worse, detachable feature pushed me to develop a thick client to save the round trips to the server and improve performance.