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Computing Thoughts
Amazing Newsreader Written in ActionScript
by Bruce Eckel
May 23, 2008
Summary
Microsoft has created a really impressive newsreader.

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It's still in beta; here's the link.

OK, I'll ask the obvious question. I've seen some of what Silverlight can do, and it's quite impressive. So why did they write this application in Flash instead of making it a showcase for Silverlight?

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Bruce Eckel (www.BruceEckel.com) provides development assistance in Python with user interfaces in Flex. He is the author of Thinking in Java (Prentice-Hall, 1998, 2nd Edition, 2000, 3rd Edition, 2003, 4th Edition, 2005), the Hands-On Java Seminar CD ROM (available on the Web site), Thinking in C++ (PH 1995; 2nd edition 2000, Volume 2 with Chuck Allison, 2003), C++ Inside & Out (Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1993), among others. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, published over 150 articles in numerous magazines, was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and speaks regularly at conferences.

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