Big news from Microsoft about the open implementation of dynamic Ruby and Python languages for .NET. First of all, I must say that the long-awaited integration and support for IronRuby in Visual Studio has been released! Previously, such support was available for IronPython (details on this link
In addition, the new IronRuby 1.1.1 supports Ruby 1.9.2. In addition, there is support for Ruby on Rails projects!
As you can see, Visual Studio includes support for Ruby On Rails, Sinatra, Silverlight projects, creating gems. When you create a Ruby On Rails project, the necessary dependencies are loaded:
Available interactive console IronRuby:
Debugging is supported. This is the first preview release of the IronRuby tools for Visual Studio, much is still unavailable and will have to be added. If you run into problems, report a bug on the project website
At this news does not end, the fun begins. Announced the transfer of control over open projects IronRuby and IronPython in the hands of the community. All projects and their parts are released under the Apache 2.0 license. Now the community can deliver code to any part of the projects. Leaders and project coordinators agreed to become Miguel de Icaza
, Michael Foord
, Jeff Hardy
and Jimmy Schementi
This step of Microsoft to transfer full control into the hands of the community can not but rejoice. Now we can definitely say that the projects will not die from a lack of funding or interest in Microsoft. Any developer can make a contribution to the development of projects.
The official announcement of all these changes is here
. Jimmy Schementi wrote his post
on his blog about the news. We expect the announcement from Miguel De Ikazy with plans for projects. Sure, IronRuby and IronPython will perfectly expand the Mono platform.