Announced on John Lam’s blog today is the alpha release of IronRuby – a ruby implementation built upon the .NET Dynamic Language Runtime – or DLR for short. Download the open-source alpha release code here.
This is going to be great for Windows developers in particular, who’ll finally have access to an easy Ruby implementation, while still having access to the well known .NET libraries.
I’m looking forward to sharpening up my Ruby Ninja skills in the coming months with a couple of side projects (still secret squirrel), and having access to a proper IDE with IntelliSense autocompletion (oh God please, I hope there’s IntelliSense) will make it so much easier to get into.
If you’re new to the DLR or Ruby, give ScottGu’s quick introduction a look.
10.times do puts "I heart dynamic languages" end