Thursday, July 23, 2009

Øredev 2008 - Cool Languages - Pumping Iron: Dynamic Languages on .NET (video)

Last year Jonathan Hartley delivered a talk at the Øredev conference on IronPython and dynamic languages on the .NET framework. A video of his talk is now up on viddler:
Pumping Iron: Dynamic Languages on .NET
Jonathan Hartley, Resolver Systems, UK

As you may know, Microsoft is developing IronPython and IronRuby, .NET implementations of the popular open-source programming languages Python and Ruby. While it's clear that Microsoft wants to attract existing Python and Ruby developers to .NET, the role of IronPython and IronRuby for existing .NET developers is less clear. What value is there for a .NET developer in learning IronPython? What are the tradeoffs between IronRuby and a more traditional .NET language like C# or VB?
Jonathan also took some pictures at the conference.

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