Jimmy Schementi is a Program Manager (and developer) on the IronRuby team. IronRuby is an
Open Source implementation of the
Ruby programming language for
.NET, heavily relying on Microsoft's
Dynamic Language Runtime. IronRuby is Ruby, but implemented on top of the DLR (which of course provides the capability for dynamic languages to interact with the BCL and CLR).
You've learned about the details of the DLR here on 9, which provides dynamic runtime support for .NET. IronRuby targets compatibility with the 1.8.x branch of Ruby modulo continuations. IronRuby is an implementation of Ruby version 1.8.6.
Here, Jimmy explains the thinking behind the IronRuby project. Why are we doing this, anyway? When/Why would Ruby developers use IronRuby? What's the current status of the project? What's the future hold for IronRuby? Tune in and learn about the past, present and future of IronRuby.
IronRuby Homepage: http://ironruby.net/
CodePlex project (downloads, issue tracking): http://ironruby.codeplex.com/
Developer info (source code, developer docs): http://github.com/ironruby