The IronPython and IronRuby members on our team are very active in community. Here are some places where you can connect with them.
The IronRuby & IronPython websites are used for posting releases, aggregating resources, inviting contributions, and providing a place to enter bugs. They also host samples on the following pages: IronRuby & IronPython. IronRuby sources are managed in GitHub, and IronPython sources are managed on CodePlex.
· IronRuby website: http://ironruby.net
· IronPython website: http://ironpython.codeplex.com
The IronPython and IronRuby mailing lists are open for discussion and are also used as forums. Here are the links to subscribe to the lists or view current posts.
IronRuby: Subscribe, Read Forums
IronPython: Subscribe, Read Forums
BLOGS & TWITTER
The team is active on blogs and Twitter. Here are a few of their recent posts.
Jim Deville Blog: IronRuby 0.9 Perf gains Monday, August 3rd, 2009 Twitter (@jredville): “but writing tests for untested existing code can prevent regressions, thus it prevents bugs” 10:40 PM Sep 30th
Harry Pierson Blog: Hybrid App Debugging – The Debug Window Friday, October 09, 2009 Twitter (@DevHawk): “Git works nicely regadless of language and unit tests framework.” 10:35 AM Oct 10th
Dave Fugate Blog: What do you want to know about IronPython? Thu, Aug. 27th, 2009 Twitter (@davefugate): “IronPython 2.6 Release Candidate 1 is now out - http://bit.ly/11eAWn” 2:59 PM Sep 22nd
Jimmy Schementi Blog: IronRuby 0.9 Released! Saturday, August 01, 2009 Twitter (@jschementi): “Finished the dnrTv screencast: posting the code snippets shortly. The show should be out in 3 weeks ... 0.9.2 will be out by then =P” 11:30 AM Oct 9th
Dino Viehland Blog: Two IronPython releases in 1 week Thursday, July 23, 2009 Twitter (@DinoViehland): “We really want to do 3.1 compat but our first .NET 4 release will likely just be a stepping stone between .NET 2 & 4. 3.1 next.” 8:46PM Oct 9th
Shri Borde Blog: GitDiff.bat - power-diffing with GIT Monday, April 13, 2009
Tomas Matousek Blog: Python says hello to Ruby April 15, 2009
The Dynamic Languages MVP program is growing. (“MVP” = Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) Here are the current IronPython and IronRuby MVPs:
Michael Foord (IronPython)
Michael Letterle (IronRuby)
Sarah Dutkiewicz (IronPython)
Ivan Porto Carrero (IronRuby)
Jeff Hardy (IronPython)
The latest release for IronRuby is 0.9.1 and for IronPython is 2.6 RC1. Both IronRuby and IronPython will be releasing Visual Studio 2010 Beta2-compatible releases at the time of Visual Studio Beta2.
IronRuby highlighted on Ruby on Rails blog in Interview with Jimmy Schementi August 11, 2009
InfoWorld Press Release: Microsoft Visual Studio upgrade holds dynamic language capabilities August 20, 2009
Gestalt: Ruby and Python in the browser July 21, 2009
2009-09-14 Denmark university tour by Harry Pierson
2009-11-09 TechEd Europe: Pumping Iron: Dynamic Languages on the Microsoft .NET Framework -and- Developing a Language with the Dynamic Language Runtime by Harry Pierson
2009-11-17 PDC: Dynamic Languages on the Microsoft .NET Framework by Dino Viehland
2009-11-19 RubyConf: Jimmy Schementi