Forum: IronRuby IronRuby at RailsConf 2009

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Jimmy S. (Guest)
on 2009-05-15 07:53
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Write-up of the IronRuby R.Conf 2009 talk:

-          IronRuby runs real Rails applications:

o   Along with other Ruby web frameworks:

-          Using ActiveRecord outside of Rails is useful for simple
database interaction (migrations, for example), and in WinForms
databinding with ActiveRecord.

-          New project to enable deploying Rack-based applications on
IIS with IronRuby:

-          Direct integration with ASP.NET through ironruby-mvc:

-          Special thanks to contributors and starting projects based on

o   More information on contributing to IronRuby:

-          Project statics on 84% RubySpec

-          Startup performance has also been a focus of improvement as
of late, and by building an adaptive interpreter/compiler (like
IronPython now has) Rails startup time decreased from about 85 to 30
seconds (2.8x improvement), without sacrifice for throughput

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