BlueFinity International, part of the Mpower1 group of companies, has announced that support for Microsoft Silverlight within mv.NET Solution Objects will be available with the formal release of Visual Studio 2010, which has been scheduled by Microsoft for April 2010.
Microsoft's Silverlight product was launched in April 2007 and has evolved to become a powerful framework for the creation of the latest generation of rich internet applications, explains BlueFinity. Silverlight is an extensive web browser plug-in that allows web browsers to host desktop-like .NET applications. These applications are created in a manner similar to the way in which traditional (rich-client) desktop applications are built, resulting in quicker, more effective application development and richer browser applications, especially for database-centric applications vital to the running of an enterprise.
Silverlight applications are created using the Visual Studio IDE. The development process (both application programming and debugging) is similar to that used when creating rich client applications, providing what BlueFinity describes as a far superior development process to the process for traditional web application development and allowing more responsive and visually stimulating applications to be created by any developer familiar with Visual Studio.
BlueFinity's Solution Objects, part of mv.NET, allows .NET developers to create powerful, nested data aware business objects-based access layers to MultiValue databases. In line with BlueFinity's mission to provide state-of-the art Microsoft centric tool-sets, Solution Objects has been enhanced to generate access layers that are able to run within the Silverlight browser environment. This means that Silverlight applications are able to access MultiValue data via industry-standard interfaces and allows the power of Silverlight's data binding technology to be used against MultiValue data.
Any existing MultiValue-based application can be "lifted above the competition" using Silverlight and mv.NET without moving away from trusted MultiValue database technology or existing business logic, adds BlueFinity. Solution Objects allows users to retain existing investment in MultiValue-BASIC application code and, where necessary, enhance business logic within the .NET environment, while offering the ability to create application interfaces using the latest industry-standard RIA technology.
Together, states BlueFinity, .NET, Silverlight and mv.NET provide the tools to allow organizations to future-proof MultiValue applications, incorporate non-MultiValue programmers into their development teams and deliver cutting-edge, browser-based applications based on industry-standard technology.
For the complete text of BlueFinity's announcement, go here.