Shea On XAML

Dave Shea gives his thoughts on Microsoft’s XAML. Shea’s a web standards guy and he’s seeing XAML as a potential step back. I agree on some points here. The comment thread is interesting as well.
My thoughts: for better or worse, XAML is part of Microsoft’s grand plan. We can’t ignore the momentum they can generate with a new operating system (e.g. Dell is not going to pass on the next OS because they think XAML is lame). That said, Microsoft is notorious for caking on unnecessary layers of complexity just to cover everything under the sun. You have to assume that this will add up to a barrier of entry for many. In any case, love it or hate it, it can’t be ignored.

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