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Interview: Charles Nutter discusses JRuby

by Ryan Slobojan Follow 0 Followers 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.


Ruby.NET future uncertain

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers 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.


Programming for the DLR

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 21, 2008 5

The Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) is an effort to facilitate the creation of language runtimes on .NET. IronRuby, a Ruby for .NET, is one of the languages built on the DLR that helps to push its limits. A new blog gives a step by step introduction to the DLR and how to build languages on it.


John Lam Responds to Ruby.NET vs. IronRuby

by Robert Bazinet Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 04, 2008

A recent article by M. David Peterson on the O'Reilly Network entitled "Ruby.NET vs. IronRuby: What's the Difference" received the attention of John Lam, leader of the IronRuby project at Microsoft. John follows up David's article with some clarifications of his own with respect to IronRuby.


Ruby.NET 0.9 improves .NET interop, adds Form designer support

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 20, 2007

Ruby.NET, a project to compile Ruby source to .NET CIL, just released version 0.9. The release comes with improved .NET integration and a nearly complete implementation of the Ruby standard library. To top it off, Ruby.NET VS integration ships Form Builder support to help build Ruby GUI apps.


Ruby.NET moves to open source community model

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 16, 2007

The team of the (Gardens Point) Ruby.NET compiler announced that it'll start working towards opening their project to outside committers.


Gardens Point Ruby.NET internals interview

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 12, 2007

An option for running Ruby on the CLR today is the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler. A lot of work has gone into compatibility with Ruby and, recently, interoperability with other languages on the CLR. We talked to John Gough, of the Ruby.NET team, about technical details, compatibility and future plans for community participation in the project.


Ruby.NET 0.8 release

by Werner Schuster Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 06, 2007

While IronRuby will make its debut in late July 2007, another Ruby implementation for .NET has been available for a year: the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler. The project has an interesting relationship with IronRuby - it provides its parser. Its latest release adds improved interoperability with other .NET languages.