Silverlight (and Ruby on the .NET CLR)
At MIX07 a few days ago, Microsoft announced "Silverlight", a new Flash-esque .NET-based platform for delivering "media experiences" and "rich interactive applications" on the Web. It's interesting, and some people seem to think it's going to revolutionize the Web, but that's not why we're interested in it at Ruby Inside.
What all of this means is that there's baked-in support for Ruby in what could be one of the biggest runtime environments on the Web in the next few years, and this can only be a good thing for Ruby. Jon Udell sat down with John Lam (the creator of RubyCLR) and talked about the DLR, Ruby, and how the whole caboodle works / will work.
Let's cross our fingers and hope this isn't ActiveX all over again.