Lang.NET is a forum for discussion of programming languages, managed execution environments, compilers, multi-language libraries, and integrated development environments. It provides an excellent opportunity for programming language implementers and researchers from both industry and academia to meet and share their knowledge, experience, and suggestions for future research and development in the area of programming languages.The best news from the conference was the arrival of IronPython in Action of course. In this photo Jimmy Schementi is reading the dead-tree version:
There were plenty of interesting talks. You can watch the videos here.
One of the talks is about a Microsoft product which ships IronPython (another one - IronPython is turning up in more and more places in the Microsoft ecosystem): Microsoft Dynamics (talk 13 by Roman Ivantsov)
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is a comprehensive business management solution for mid-sized and larger organizations that works like and with familiar Microsoft software to help your people improve productivity. Microsoft Dynamics AX is built to make it easy to do business across locations and countries by consolidating and standardizing processes, providing visibility across your organization, and help in simplifying compliance. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, you can be confident your business management solution is, and will continue to be, relevant to the needs of your people and the demands of your industry and business.I heard about this first from Harry Pierson on Twitter. Presentation 27 was by Harry on his IpyDbg debugger for IronPython.
For those of you interested in Python implementations, presentation 28 was on Jython by Frank Wierzbicki (core developer of Jython - Python on the Java Virtual Machine).