IronRuby is an open source Ruby implementation being developed at Microsoft with the .NET CLR in mind. It’s reasonably mature and as well being a regular implementation, it provides the ability to use Ruby directly within the Web browser through Microsoft’s Silverlight Flash-esque framework. Windows seems to get a bad rap in the Ruby community so we thought we’d turn the spotlight on some of the cool things IronRuby’s doing nowadays.
Being based on the .NET CLR presents some unique challenges for IronRuby. So far IronRuby passes 86% of the RubySpec (compared to a 98% pass rate for the MRI on Windows) but this number is creeping up every week. Read More