IronRuby is Microsoft's implementation of the Ruby language we all know and love with the added bonus of interoperability with the .NET framework. It's supported by the .NET Common Language Runtime as well as, albeit unofficially, the Mono project. This article gives an introduction to IronRuby, and discusses how to run Rails applications in IronRuby as well as potential issues to look out for.
Mohammad Akif provides an overview of the release the .NET Framework 3.0. While there are no changes in the CLR there are significant additions to framework itself in the form or a new language, XAML, and brand new libraries like WPF, WF and WCF. In order to unleash its full potential Architects need to understand the changes and possibilities of this latest release of .NET.
Using both the JVM and the CLR inside the same operating system process is a relatively trivial matter, since any process is capable of loading just about any shared library. Ted Neward shows how. 2