Air/Flex Silverlight Debate

The battle for control of the future of computing will be debated at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in Ursa Minor, Bronco Student Center. Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. will present their contenders for which technologies will dominate. Adobe, maker of Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver, is encouraging developers to create media-rich desktop computer applications that operate independently of the Internet through its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Meanwhile, Microsoft wants developers to create media-rich applications that can be used online through its Silverlight technology. Sam Stokes, academic developer evangelist at Microsoft, and Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe, will participate in the debate. The free event is sponsored by the Interactive Web Development Student Association and the Computer Information Systems department in the College of Business Administration The event can be streamed live over the Internet at Pizza, refreshments and a free drawing of multimedia software will be provided.