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  • Blog Post: Kiwi Pycon 2010 Presentation Notes

    In the time given at Kiwi Pycon 2010 , I managed to traverse a wide range of topics related to Microsoft and Python (by IronPython and CPython ) MACROPOINT , the 2447th presentation tool written in Python using HTML5, SVG and Python in the browser IronPython Tools for Visual Studio 2010 Interactive IronPython...
  • Blog Post: Updating Tomáš Matoušek’s repl.rb & adding repl.py

    In April 2009, Tomáš Matoušek created a nifty IronRuby script that demonstrated the sharing of ScriptScopes in the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). The examples on Tomáš’ blog post still work. The script is like the movie Inception, with languages within languages; but at its core shows how the DLR permits...
  • Blog Post: The Iron Languages Podcast: Go Listen!

    New podcast off the rank is the Iron Languages podcast . Thanks to Will Green and Mike Hall. Go listen.
  • Blog Post: Adding (DLR) Scripting to a Desktop Application

    Want to Learn More? I highly recommend Michael Foord's book, IronPython in Action . I have blogged about MahTweets a couple of times: The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over. and MahTweets goes 2.7 . MahTweets is a MS-PL open source social media client, created using MEF and WPF , based...
  • Blog Post: Having fun with HTML5, Script/Python & SVG

    As a fan of SVG since 2000, it is great to seeing SVG make it big again in HTML5 and Internet Explorer 9 . For my Pycon-Australia keynote on the weekend, I decided to mashup Python & SVG. You know, it is one of those thing you think of in the shower, then take 2 days to implement. Using the...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Language Runtime 0.9 and IronPython 2.0

    Over on codeplex, the smart team behind the DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime) and IronPython have released code. IronPython 2.0 is built on top of the DLR. This means that IronPython can run in Silverlight. Which tickles me. DLR 0.9 : implements a language on .NET using the DLR adds dynamic...
  • Blog Post: IronPython + F# + Parallel + Async = A Kittehz Brekfst

    more animals As per the image above, cats and threads do no mix. Python and threads may not mix, either . Whilst thread-safety, dead-locks, queues and other nasties are nasty, Microsoft sees the world of n -cores as a software problem to be solved, not ignored. Both at a low-level and a high-level...
  • Blog Post: Demos and Links from Edge of the Web, Nov’08 Perth

    During the 50 minutes of presentation (including at least 9 ICHC images), I demonstrated the following bits and pieces of open source and or free Microsoft bits. Demo set 1: Web Standards Live Mesh Mobile : take photo to mesh on laptop MacOS X 10.5 client available too [ not demo’d ] DataModelBrowser...
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