The IronPython and IronRuby members on our team are very active in community. Here are some places where you can connect with them.

WEBSITES

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

MAILING LISTS

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shri Borde
Blog: GitDiff.bat - power-diffing with GIT  Monday, April 13, 2009

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Tomas Matousek
Blog: Python says hello to Ruby April 15, 2009

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David DiCato

MVP PROGRAM

The Dynamic Languages MVP program is growing. (“MVP” = Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) Here are the current IronPython and IronRuby MVPs:

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Michael Foord (IronPython)

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Michael Letterle (IronRuby)

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Sarah Dutkiewicz (IronPython)

           

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Ivan Porto Carrero (IronRuby)

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Jeff Hardy (IronPython)

   

RELEASES

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.

RECENT NEWS

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

CURRENT EVENTS

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