IronPython and the DLR march on
I've got a number of emails complaining that folks haven't heard much from the DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime) and things like IronPython and IronRuby.
I think it's due to mostly one thing, the fact that the ASP.NET Futures Page still says July 2007. That's one of the reasons I personally fought to have the ASP.NET MVC not use a Date in its name. It just makes things look, ahem, dated.
I'm working to get that page updated, but I just wanted to make sure folks know that there's lots going on around the DLR. I talked to Mahesh on a video call just yesterday.
There's lots going on and here's some collected resources for you:
- DLR Resource List - March 16th
- My longtime buddy, Harry Pierson has joined the team as the PM for IronPython.
- There may still be some dynamic job openings, so check them out and mention me if you apply. ;)
- Developer G*d Dino Viehland showed the Django web framework running on IronPython and SQL Server.
- Dino's got details and source on his blog and there's lots of PyCon 2008 coverage around the interwebs.
- IronPython 2.0 Beta 1 was released last Friday with over a hundred bug fixes and Test Projects included.
- Srivatsn Narayanan deftly ported my DeepZoom Sample Code to IronPython and says "of course its python so its simpler and more elegant." ;) It is pretty cool!
- Go download the app.py source off his blog
- Take a look at John Lam's posts on Dynamic Silverlight and his post on Managed JScript in Silverlight.
Once you've had fun with all that, you might look at John's Dynamic Silverlight in ASP.NET MVC article.
Here's John and Jimmy's talk on Dynamic Silverlight at Mix08:
All other goodness is at http://dynamicsilverlight.net/. Enjoy.