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A .NET Triumvirate: IronScheme, IronLisp, and Xacc

by James Vastbinder on  Jan 25, 2008

Dynamic Languages are all the rage over the last year. Thanks to Llewellyn Pritchard two classics, Lisp and Scheme, are receiving the attention they deserve to run on the .NET runtime.

Programming for the DLR

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 21, 2008 5

The Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) is an effort to facilitate the creation of language runtimes on .NET. IronRuby, a Ruby for .NET, is one of the languages built on the DLR that helps to push its limits. A new blog gives a step by step introduction to the DLR and how to build languages on it.

Interview: The State of IronRuby with John Lam

by Robert Bazinet on  Jan 16, 2008 5

InfoQ had the opportunity to talk with John Lam about how far along the IronRuby team is getting IronRuby released.

Client-Side PHP using Silverlight

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 08, 2008

Tomas Petricek is developing a client-side PHP compiler for use with Silverlight, Microsoft's answer to Flash.

IronRuby on Silverlight Demo at RubyConf

by Robert Bazinet on  Nov 15, 2007 2

John Lam recently gave the folks at RubyConf a sneak-peak to what is coming from Microsoft's commitment to Ruby running on its Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and Silverlight.

Java Language Runtime (JLR) project created

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2007 2

A new project aims to increase collaboration among JVM based languages. The Java Language Runtime aims to collect code that is common among languages targeting the JVM and prevent duplication among the providers of JRuby, Jython, Groovy, and many others.

Getting Started with the DLR

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 08, 2007

John Lam has posted a quick start kit for people interested in creating their own languages using the DLR.

JRuby Team members doubtful about IronRuby

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 04, 2007 18

Two members of the JRuby core team, Ola Bini and Charles O. Nutter, wonder whether Microsoft's IronRuby could possibly be a fully compliant Ruby implementation and run Rails, given Microsoft's policies. A viable alternative to IronRuby, the Ruby.NET compiler, is suggested.

IronRuby Release Planned for OSCON

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 01, 2007 2

According to John Lam, the first public cut of IronRuby is slated to be released at OSCON in July.

Two New Microsoft Compilers Written in VB

by Jonathan Allen on  May 31, 2007 3

Microsoft is planning on releasing two new compilers, both of which are written in VB. One will be for Visual Basic 10, the other for the SilverLight's implementation of JavaScript.

Microsoft Surpasses Java's Dynamic Language Support?

by Werner Schuster on  May 07, 2007 23

Microsoft's announcement of the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) has caused quite a stir in many areas, also in the Java space. Many voices seem convinced that the DLR has given .NET a major head start over the JVM, because it solves many problems Java is only just starting to realize. We look at the current situation of dynamic language support and how it compares to the DLR.

Introducing Visual Basic 10

by Jonathan Allen on  May 04, 2007 2

With VB 9 slated to be released sometime this year, Microsoft is already talking about VB 10, also known as VBx. Key features include dynamic code generation like that you would expect in Lisp, Ruby, or Python. This opens up VB.Net for both Silverlight and Office.

Dynamic Language Runtime Announced

by Jonathan Allen on  May 01, 2007 2

Microsoft has announced that they are building an extension to the Common Language Runtime called the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). This extension is being designed to enable interoperability between dynamic languages in the same manner that the CLR enabled interoperability between statically typed languages.

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