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.
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.
A misconception lingers in the Ruby world: Ruby has no debugger. This is blatantly wrong - Ruby has debuggers, GUIs for debuggers and APIs for debuggers. InfoQ takes a close look at the state of debugging tools in the Ruby world - and finds that its debugging support is more than sufficient.
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.
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
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
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
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
Since Robert Pickering published Foundations of F# in May, the language has grown significantly. We asked him discuss what's new in F#.