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  • What's IronRuby, and How Do I Put It on Rails?

    by Edd Morgan on  May 13, 2010 2

    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.

  • Code Contracts in C#

    by Jon Skeet on  Apr 14, 2010

    This article discusses the concepts and ideas of Code Contracts and the way they are handled in C#. Unless you happen to have used a language supporting Design by Contract before, you may sometimes find yourself unsure of how to proceed with Code Contracts. If you're using it in conjunction with Test Driven Development, what should you write first - the contract or the implementation?

  • MicroORM - A Dynamically Typed ORM for VB and C# in about 160 Lines

    by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 05, 2009 8

    Using the new DLR features in VB 10 and C# 4 you can build a configuration-free ORM that works well with legacy stored procedures. Though accessed using normal object-dot-property syntax, all the data objects are built at runtime based solely on the information returned by the database. And this is done with no interfaces to define, classes to implement, or data mapping definitions to write.

Talking RubyMine with JetBrains Developer Dmitry Jemerov

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2009

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.

A Look at Ruby Debuggers

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Apr 19, 2008

"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.

Beyond Foundations of F# - Asynchronous Workflows

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Mar 23, 2008

Robert Pickering continues the conversation in this third article on F# and this time focuses on Asynchronous Workflows and the resulting peformance gains obtained when used.

Interview and Book Excerpt: "Model Based Software Testing and Analysis with C#"

Posted by Jonathan Jacky, Margus Veanes, Colin Campbell, and Wolfram Schulte on  Feb 21, 2008

Recently published, Infoq was able to speak with all four authors about their personal views on Model Based Testing: Jonathan Jacky, Margus Veanes, Colin Campbell and Wolfram Schulte. 2

The State of IronRuby with John Lam

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Jan 17, 2008

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

Beyond Foundations of F# - Workflows

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Jan 03, 2008

Next in a series of articles on F#, Robert Pickering progresses the discussion to a deep dive on workflows which are the building blocks for creating DSLs. 1

A Detailed look at Overriding the Equality Operator

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 28, 2007

It is surprisingly easy to make a mistake when overriding the equality operator on the .NET platform. This tutorial covers operator overloading for both reference and value types. 2

Beyond Foundations of F# - Active Patterns

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Nov 01, 2007

Since Robert Pickering published Foundations of F# in May, the language has grown significantly. We asked him discuss what's new in F#.

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