[Ironruby-core] Why IronRuby?

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Thu Jun 18 04:11:14 EDT 2009

way faster delivery times. For example it takes me only a fraction of the
time to build some fairly complex things in Ruby than it would take me to
build in C#. For example I wouldn't have been able to build a mocker that
resembles the design I've got in Caricature now in under 2 weeks with a
language like C#. Neither is it as doable in C# to build something like
ironnails which took me about 3-4 weeks to build in IronRuby.

The performance hit mostly occurs at startup time after that IronRuby is
fine IMO. Most applications I make wouldn't be benefitting from a fast
language because most of them consume webservices/databases/read files and
those are where most of the delays come from

If it's a fat client app like winforms I guess it would even matter less
because you generally don't have to deal with many concurrent calls as you
have to do with some server architectures.  If you really need the extra
performance you can go for a language like C# or something.

Extensibility of existing applications would be a big one too.
 Metaprogramming some bits and pieces of your application etc...

Met vriendelijke groeten - Best regards - Salutations
Ivan Porto Carrero
Blog: http://flanders.co.nz
Twitter: http://twitter.com/casualjim
Author of IronRuby in Action (http://manning.com/carrero)

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Meinrad Recheis
<meinrad.recheis at gmail.com>wrote:

> We use IronRuby to provide user scripting and light weight plugins for our
> C# applications.
> Cheers,
> -- Henon
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 5:40 AM, Mohammad Azam <lists at ruby-forum.com>wrote:
>> I have been having fun playing around with IronRuby but one question
>> keeps coming to my mind which is Why IronRuby? What purpose does it
>> serve?
>> I know we can use the simplicity of the IronRuby language to call .NET
>> API's. This means we have two powers combined but will the IronRuby
>> interoperability with .NET get faster since currently it is extremely
>> slow.
>> I need feedback from more experienced developers that what will IronRuby
>> bring to the table of development?
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