Kristian Kristensen - Iron* - An Introduction to Getting Dynamic on .NET

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In recent years dynamically typed languages have received more and more attention on the .NET platform. Initially, an implementation of Python showed up. Later, the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) appeared which made it much easier to implement dynamically typed languages on .NET. This session explores how dynamically typed languages fit in the ecosystem of .NET. We’ll see why dynamic languages are interesting and contrast them to their static brethren (C#, Java). Then we will touch on how IronPython and IronRuby are implemented on .NET via the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). Finally, we’ll look at some code examples of how you can utilize these languages on .NET today.

Biography: Kristian Kristensen is an independent software development consultant. Through his company WhizIT he takes on the role of teacher, coach, facilitator and anything in between to help software shops improve their processes and skills. He is particularly interested in languages and how they shape our thoughts and problem solving abilities.
Kristian worked as a consultant for Microsoft before embarking on the journey of freelance consulting.
He holds a Master in Software Engineering from Aalborg University; thesis topic “Type Inference of Ruby”. Links:

Twitter: @kkristensen
Blog: http://kristiankristensen.dk

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