AOL Mail in Silverlight 2


AOL Mail now has a RIA application built in Silverlight 2.  From what I have seen so far, it is pretty snazzy.  Signing up for email there is free, and you can even reactivate your old AOL screen name for free.  Check it out at:

FYI: The above screen shot is from the Mac OS, showing off Silverlight’s true platform independence.

Hat Tip: April Russo


Beginning Silverlight 2: From Novice to Professional


I am very pleased to announce that my latest book Beginning Silverlight 2: From Novice to Professional (Apress 2009), is released!

I will be shortly posting the source for the book and will of course be posting any updates as they come in.  If you own the book and like it, I would greatly appreciate if you would add a review on Amazon supporting the book.

I am also currently making plans for a Silverlight 3 book, so if there is anything you would like to see in that book (that either isn’t in the Silverlight 2 version, or something in the Silverlight 2 version that you definitely want to see again for Silverlight 3), then feel free to contact me.  One snag in the process is that apparently I let expire and it was snagged by one of those “give me $1500” services, so I am currently working on a replacement site.  Soon will be up and running and I will be posting additional files and information there.

You can also contact me directly at robertlair at gmail dot com.