With the super event close it’s time to make your final bets. We all got bits of information from here and there but what do we know by the end of next week. Here my predictions:
1. The new native UI framework will be XAML based.
2. Besides HTML5, modern C++ will get main focus for Windows development .
I’m pretty sure that Jupiter brings XAML to C++ developer and since WinDiv owns XAML now it will be first class for native apps. Of course there will be wrapper for the .NET world . Channel9 also focuses more on C++ lately and the next version of version of VisusalStudio is expected to have advanced support for C++ development. By the way; now it makes sense why Visual C++ it’s going to be WinC++
3. Silverlight (as we know) dies.
When I say Silverlight here than I mean the plugin that runs in various browsers on Windows and OSX. Silverlight will live for while on WP7 and probably WP8. That’s why Silverlight is owned by the Phone team now. However, for the PC/Mac world will be no version 6.
Let me know what are your bets for //BUILD/. I will write an update on this post after //BUILD/ and mark my prediction.
PS: I really want to be wrong on number 3.
What do you think: