The following game widget can be found here. What is interesting is that it is available in 3 formats:
2)Flash – which can embed on just about any website
3)MySpace – which is a variation of the Flash format – release 9 instead of 10
However that does not prevent this partly .. portly prognosticator from making the following predictions:
3)Microsoft Silverlight/Azure/CLR is just a)a damnable rehash of dancing open and delightful and then b)shutting the doors with deep-rooted proprietary Windows-best/only solutions. This time, despite Mixonline, it simply wont work because Redmond has such train wrecks in its IE8 browser, cross-platform engine[Mono is a ghost of Windows CLR], and Windows OS platforms [not just Vista+Windows 7 but also the Windows Mobile platform – talk about getting way behind]. Besides, based on its many Web inhibiting if not outright attacks, Microsoft is to Web and Mobile Development what IBM was to PCs – the Evil Empire.
4)Java/JavaFX will remain a subdued presence – the engine delivers superspeed on many OS+CPU platforms, its is open, it has the programming reach, but Oracle and Larry Ellison simply do not have the time or patience or capital to see Java to fruition now – when the stakes are so high. It will take a third party to develop a great developer tool – NetBeans Matisse is suggestive but has a huge learning-curve along with Eclipse’s Instantiations WindowBuilder plugin. So JavaFX needs a simple GUIBuilder par excellence; alas it does not seem to be in the cards. Congratulations Bill Gates you killed both Netscape and Java. A nod to Richard Stallman for driving in the final pure and open nails.
5)Apple is the Microsoft Wannabe. Steve Jobs will do anything but lower prices to become the next Bill Gates. Remarkably the Apple GUI and Software Development tools are heavily into Objective C and then a huge step down to AppleScript. There is not a lot of developers tools [see for yourself].
6)Google is doing a Bill Gates, investing in so many technologies to cover all its bets- is there a killer app lurking… I don’t thinks so, neither Python nor Simple Basic are it.
7)Ruby on Rails is the reverse of Flash – a great development environ and such ugly, Ugly, UGLY performance.
9)IBM, its is so sad, is really only into programming in so far as it advances its consulting business.