Is XAML Part of the Future?

In recent months I’ve had a number of folks on my podcast talking about Windows 8.  Whether they prefer to program W8 in XAML/C#  or in HTML/Javascript, I always ask the same question: does XAML have a real future or should we all be jumping aboard the HTML5 juggernaut?  Here are links to some of these discussions:

Personally, I believe that XAML has a long healthy life ahead.  Almost everyone I’ve spoken with who programs W8 in both XAML and HTML says that they are more productive in XAML

It is the shared language not only of Silverlight and WPF but of Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  These are serious commitments by Microsoft.

But I have a strong bias: I’ve invested six years in developing expertise in XAML, my job is as a XAML/W8 Evangelist for Telerik and I have two books coming from Apress on Programming Windows 8 with XAML.

At the moment I’m not putting time into learning the JS side of the house; but I’m keeping my eyes open.  What about you?

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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