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scottgu just announced microsoft is providing a ruby implementation for .net...nice.

before mix i had a chance to sit down with , a program manager at microsoft working on the dynamic language runtime that was announced at .  i went to seattle and carved off a moment to talk with him as they prepared for .  i've put the recording up on my *cast site for you to view/listen to.  some interesting things he talks about and how happy he is to finally break his silence.  in the middle, the small edit you'll see is when his office-mate, tomas matousek, comes in and joins us -- tomas is working on the ruby implementation on top of the dlr.

i've put it in my *cast feed link (note: there is an mp3-only feed as well) as well as on channel 9 for people to watch.

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well, some pretty good news coming out of mix07 today...here's a quick recap...

    • release of 1.0 beta supporting ajax/javascript
    • release of Silverlight 1.1 alpha supporting .net programming model
    • announcing cross-platform (windows/mac) .net as a part of Silverlight 1.1 alpha
    • announcing support for dynamic languages (ruby, python out of the gate) as a part of Silverlight 1.1 alpha
    • rtm of expression studio
    • preview of expression blend v2 (supporting richer Silverlight development)
    • expression media encoder preview for Silverlight
    • Silverlight streaming by Windows Live

whew, that is a lot to swallow.  i'm most excited about the cross-platform .net and support for dynamic languages.  with microsoft providing a ruby implementation, i wonder who will build a rails implementation first...ahem...hint.