scottgu just announced microsoft is providing a ruby implementation for .net...nice.
before mix i had a chance to sit down with john lam, a program manager at microsoft working on the dynamic language runtime that was announced at mix07. i went to seattle and carved off a moment to talk with him as they prepared for mix07. 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.
well, some pretty good news coming out of mix07 today...here's a quick recap...
- 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.