Microsoft’s Patterns & Practices published a new guidance called Silk (http://silk.codeplex.com/):
Project Silk provides guidance for building cross-browser web applications with a focus on client-side interactivity. These applications take advantage of the latest web standards like HTML5, CSS3 and ECMAScript 5 along with modern web technologies such as jQuery, Internet Explorer 9, and ASP.NET MVC3.
Inspired by Ayende’s review of a similar app I decided to write my own.
Silk release coincides with rumors about windows 8. When you look side by side on new win8 shots and silk they look quite similar. I belive Silk quidance will be to Windows 8 just like Prism(CAL) was to WPF and Silverlight.
If it seems to be that important it’s really worth to have a closer look.
Project Silk seems to have a broader perspective, for now only one reference implementation is provided:
Silk project is really interesting, definitely worth a look and there are some very cool parts. But in my opinion you shouldn’t follow any guidance blindly. In my review I will focus on parts which in my personal opinion have room for improvements. Anyway i’m open to discussion should you have different opinion.
PS: My review is based on Project Silk Community Drop 13 – July 12, 2011.