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ScriptCS: Turning C# into a Scripting Language

by Abel Avram on  Apr 25, 2013 9

ScriptCS enables developers to write C# applications using a simple text editor. Compilation is performed by Roslyn and package management by NuGet.

Web Workbench Adds Support for Visual Studio 11

by Jenni Konrad on  Mar 15, 2012 5

Web Workbench, the extension that brings Sass, LESS, and Coffeescript to Visual Studio, has been updated. This release adds support for Visual Studio 11, improvements to the import process and collapsible outlining for CoffeeScript.

PowerGUI brings PowerShell scripting support to Visual Studio

by David Cooksey on  Nov 28, 2011

PowerGUI brings PowerShell scripting support to Visual Studio. This extension by Quest Software leverages the PowerGUI standalone tool to provide syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, debugging and more for PowerShell scripts inside Visual Studio.

MacRuby 0.5 Released, Debugger To Come in 0.6

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 01, 2010 3

MacRuby 0.5 has been released, with a new VM, AOT and JIT support. The GIL MacRuby inherited from Ruby 1.9 is now gone and Grand Central Dispatch support allows to keep a system's cores busy with Ruby threads. Work on the 0.6 release is already under way; a new debugger feature is already available in the trunk.

jQuery 1.4 Released with Improved Performance and New API Documentation and Support Forums

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 24, 2010 1

In celebration of jQuery’s 4th birthday, the jQuery team has announced the release of the jQuery 1.4. This release features performance improvements in the most commonly used jQuery methods.

Lua: Embeddable Scripting Engine, LuaJIT 2.0 Includes New High-Performance VM

by Abel Avram on  Jan 22, 2010

Lua is a scripting language that can be embedded in any application that can provide hooks for its C API. Version 2.0 of its JIT compiler is in Beta and includes a completely re-written VM based on a trace compiler and an interpreter written in assembler.

CSI C# Interpreter Supports .NET 4.0

by Al Tenhundfeld on  Jan 12, 2010

CSI is a simple C# interpreter allowing command-line compilation of standalone C# files. A new version has been released to support .NET 4.0. CSI is open source with a full test suite.

Introducing PowerShell 2

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 12, 2009 2

PowerShell 2 has been in the works for a long time with the first technical preview dating back nearly two years. Here is a small taste of the numerous features they have added since then.

Future of the Threading and Garbage Collection in Ruby - Interview with Koichi Sasada

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2009

InfoQ caught up with the creator of Ruby 1.9.x's VM Koichi Sasada to talk about what's coming for Ruby 1.9.2, the state of the Global Interpreter Lock (or Global VM Lock) and what it'll take to get a generational GC in 1.9.x.

Mac and Ruby Roundup: MacRuby AOT, DMGs with ChocTop

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 18, 2009 2

MacRuby is steadily moving forward, with a usable Ahead of Time (AOT) compiler coming closer on the experimental branch, which should make Ruby a first class language for Cocoa applications. Also: a look at Dr Nic's ChocTop utility for creating MacOS DMG files.

Android Gets Scripting Support with Python, Lua, Beanshell; Ruby planned

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 30, 2009

The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) project adds scripting functionality to Android. The native versions of languages like Lua and Python can script Android APIs exposed via JSON-RPC. Support for Ruby, as well as JVM-based languages is planned as well.

Presentation: Testing Your Presentation Layer

by Werner Schuster on  May 21, 2009

Yehuda Katz shows how to test a web app's UI using technologies such as Johnson (Ruby to Javascript bridge), jspec (BDD for Javascript), Webrat and others.

Presentation: JQuery - a Javascript DOM Library

by David West on  May 07, 2009 1

Announcing a presentation on JQuery: a JavaScript library that provides cross-browser compatibility, Ajax and DOM services, rapid construction of interactive prototypes, and the addition of dynamic behavior to existing Web applications. The presentation introduces Jquery, demos it use, and discusses particular features that differentiate it from similar library products

Bruce Eckel on Python, Java, Flex, and RIAs

by Jon Rose on  May 03, 2009

In this post, InfoQ interviews Bruce Eckel to get his thoughts on the RIA landscape and to find out what he has been up to, as Bruce recently released a book he coauthored titled First Steps in Flex.

Top Scripting Languages: PHP, Ruby, Python

by Sebastien Auvray on  Mar 31, 2009 7

Evans Data's published the result of its scripting language survey. PHP, Ruby and Python are the favorite choices of more than 500 developers and IT Professionals. Scripting languages usage in the enterprise has changed with time, the survey outlines the drawbacks and merits of each language.

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