Building upon the previous article introducing IronRuby, this article explores how to work with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) within IronRuby. In addition to a detailed example of an IronRuby WPF sample application, others areas covered include event handling, working with XAML, inheriting from CLR classes, and reducing verbosity in IronRuby code.
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.
One of the more interesting announcements recently coming to the Ruby community was the release of JetBrains RubyMine IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications. The Ruby community is known for not typically using an integrated development environment (IDE) such as .NET or Java developers use. Ruby developers usually stick to plain text editors such as TextMate, Vim and Emacs.
"Ruby has no debugger" - this misconception has stuck around for ages. Time to eradicate it: Ruby does indeed have powerful debugging support. We look at what's available for all Ruby implementations.
IronRuby, announced by Scott Guthrie at MIX07 last April and in development since then, is set to be released the second half of this year. Find out how the team is doing and when we will see it. 5