.NET Rocks!

OpenSilver Ships with Giovanni Albani

Episode #1769 Thursday, December 9, 2021

OpenSilver reaches V1! Carl and Richard talk to Giovanni Albani about OpenSilver - an open-source, plug-in-free implementation of Silverlight. Giovanni talks about how the client-side of OpenSilver is different from Silverlight, using Web Assembly to eliminate the need for the plug-in. But the developer SDK side is as close to identical as possible. The conversation explores going beyond compatibility with Silverlight 5 from 2011 to more modern capabilities, including the latest versions of .NET and C#. OpenSilver is not just a migration solution - it's a cross-platform development platform that is continuing to grow!


Giovanni Albani

Giovanni Albani is a software engineer and entrepreneur based in Paris, France. He is the founder and CEO of Userware, an ISV specialized in Microsoft technologies. Giovanni’s passion for building developer tools started as a teenager, when he created Adventure Maker, a game engine used by more than 300,000 developers. Giovanni founded Userware after leaving Microsoft in 2007, and has continued to release top-selling .NET apps and tools, including XLS-Editor, #1-ranked productivity app in the Windows Store for over a year. Giovanni's current focus is on OpenSilver, an open-source replacement for Silverlight. Giovanni holds a dual Master's Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and Supelec. He can be reached at giovanni@opensilver.net


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