Embedding MacRuby For Application Scripting

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 14, 2008

The upcoming MacRuby release will have some features that allow to embed the runtime and use Ruby to script Objective-C based applications.

Presentation: Ruby Beyond Rails

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 02, 2008 5

John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.

Talking with Ivan Porto Carrero about IronNails

by Robert Bazinet on  Aug 07, 2008 2

A new project has been created for developers using IronRuby to write applications with a Ruby on Rails like experience. The project is called IronNails and is ready for developers to give it a go today.

Exploring IronRuby with a C# Perspective

by Robert Bazinet on  Jul 25, 2008

Many developers who know a particular programming language and want to learn a second one, often find it the hardest language to learn but subsequent languages being easier. Any developer who knows C# and has an interest in learning IronRuby can find a tutorial series on learning IronRuby based on knowledge of C# from CodeThinked.

IronRuby and ASP.NET MVC

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 19, 2008

John Lam demonstrates two new products from Microsoft, IronRuby and ASP.NET MVC, working together. While it will probably never replace Ruby on Rails, it is an interesting look into the new technology.

Introducing the Ruby Benchmark Suite

by Mirko Stocker on  Jun 16, 2008 1

Antonio Cangiano started the Ruby Benchmark Suite project, which aims to collect a comprehensive set of benchmarks that users and implementers of Ruby can use to compare different implementations. We talked to Antonio about his plans and he gave us a timeframe for the next Ruby shootout.

Do Language Specific Libraries Belong in .NET?

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 03, 2008 4

There is a lot of basic functionality the .NET platform does not provide. For example, there is no built-in way to read CSV files, copy directories, or work with zip files. Well actually there is, but only if you dig deep enough.

Ruby VM Roundup: IronRuby runs Rails, Ruby 1.8.7 released, Rubinius inlining experiments

by Werner Schuster on  Jun 01, 2008

Big news just in: John Lam claims IronRuby runs Rails. In other Ruby VM news, the Rubinius team is experimenting with method inlining. Also: Ruby 1.8.7 has been released.

Ruby Implementations Roundup: Ruby Spec, New Design Meetings, Rubinius uses C++

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 29, 2008

Busy times for Ruby implementors recently, with regular design meetings set up (next one 30th April). The work on a Ruby Spec is continuing - with projects in GSoC and plans for continous integration for Ruby 1.8.x set up. Rubinius switched from C to C++ to implement it's core VM, but continues to use Ruby as implementation language.

Microsoft Introduces Dynamic Silverlight

by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 14, 2008

The Dynamic Language team at Microsoft recently introduced its latest technology called Dynamic Silverlight (DSL) at the MIX08 Conference in Las Vegas.

JRuby support in Ruby in Steel for Visual Studio

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 06, 2008 1

SapphireSteel's Ruby in Steel IDE for Visual Studio just added another feature: JRuby support. This includes a new fast debugger for JRuby. We talked to Huw Collingbourne about this new feature.

Interview: Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

by Ryan Slobojan on  Feb 14, 2008 3

JRuby project lead Charles Nutter discusses how he got involved with JRuby, Sun's involvement with JRuby, how JRuby fits into enterprise-level web applications, the possibility of a friendly fork of the OpenJDK source code, reasons for switching to JRuby, the future of JRuby, Spring and JRuby, and the Ruby community as a whole.

Dynamic Languages on the CLR and JVM

by Charles Humble on  Feb 12, 2008 1

John Rose, a key designer behind Sun's new Da Vinci Machine project initiative, and Charles Nutter of the JRuby project, contrast dynamic language support and optimization on the JVM and Microsoft's Dynamic Language Runtime.

Scalability: Dynamic and Static Programming Languages

by Sadek Drobi on  Feb 08, 2008 8

In the wake of the demise of Chandler personal information management project, a discussion has occurred on TSS about the scalability potential of dynamic languages. Ted Neward attempted to go beyond language quarrel in order to provide some structured insights on this issue.

Ruby.NET future uncertain

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 05, 2008 5

Dr. Wayne Kelly, of the Ruby.NET project, announced he'll be shifting his focus to Microsoft's IronRuby, partly due to the DLR technology. However, it's not certain whether this means the end of the Ruby.NET project.