[Ironruby-core] Why IronRuby?

Ryan Riley ryan.riley at panesofglass.org
Tue Jan 26 11:50:56 EST 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Shay Friedman <shay.friedman at gmail.com>wrote:

> This question keeps coming back :)
> Testing is a great use of IronRuby, maybe even the top reason for .NET guys
> to use it. However, there are more reasons for .NET guys to adopt IronRuby
> like:
I agree with that. :-/

> - Make it possible to extend .NET applications using IronRuby.
This one is a big one. (Think emacs-lisp but using Ruby in any app.)

> - Using IronRuby's REPL capabilities for quick POCs or to enhance current
> .NET applications.
If things go the way they did for Michael Foord with IronPython at Resolver
Systems, those POCs may turn into real apps as developers realize that
IronRuby is plenty fast for their scenario.

I would further add that many Ruby libraries, or at least those that are
written in pure Ruby, may prove better or more useful than similar libraries
in C#. The same goes for IronPython. In particular, I'm interested in
MongoMapper for Ruby or Dee-python for data access. Writing some of these in
C# is just a pain and are cost inefficient.

Ryan Riley

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