10,465 votesAaron commented
Mike-EEE, OOui does look very promising. I hope the project continues to grow. Presently, I was only able to view the examples in Edge rather than IE. Perhaps there's some security setting that needs changing?Aaron commented
Well for me, it's .xbap (or at least WPF) until the wheels fall off. I work for a large Fortune 200 building internally LOB apps deployed to a Citrix Zenapp farm, so cross-platform be damned. I am one of those unrepentant crazies who appreciates being able to write strongly-typed , object-oriented C# code in WPF without having to learn a half dozen ****** little scripting frameworks every few months. And since my apps run on server that sits physically next to the database server, they happen to be faster for remote users than my counterpart's ASP.NET apps.
Only downside is I am now am getting one project where they don't want users to have to log into the Citrix portal. So I threw the .xbap up on a SharePoint, which works fine for the next 5 years or so, as long as Internet Explorer continues to exist, then I suppose I'll have to route everyone through the Citrix Portal and hear all the attendant gripes about logging in. Too bad the HTML5-shilling , Google-wannabe idiots over at the Edge development team would much rather have pages load a couple nanoseconds faster than to continue to support a format that is a perfect fit for intranet development in oh, say, about 80% of the largest organizations out there. I guess I know how you Silverlight guys must feel now!
If Microsoft isn't going to give us Silverlight vNext because they're so worried about cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility, the least they could do is make the latest Windows browser support XAML in a browser in one format or another, for the benefit of the great many of us business developers who don't give two ***** what Apple and Google are up to and just want to deploy to our intranet windows users. UWP through hyperlink ? Yeah that might be an option if the many remaining Win7 user's machines all breaks at once and users get upgraded to Win10 overnight...and if I can somehow work through the built-in security hurdles. I'm curious how many UWP success stories there are from former Silverlight or WPF/xbap developers. So far I haven't even been able to compile a UWP without security hassles....