IronRuby at RailsConf 2009


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Write-up of the IronRuby R.Conf 2009 talk:
http://blog.jimmy.schementi.com/2009/05/ironruby-at-railsconf-2009.html
Hightlights:

  •      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:
http://github.com/jschementi/ironruby/tree/master/Merlin/Main/Hosts/IronRuby.Rack

  •      Direct integration with ASP.NET through ironruby-mvc: 
    
  •      Special thanks to contributors and starting projects based on 
    

IronRuby: http://github.com/ironruby/ironruby-contrib

o More information on contributing to IronRuby:
http://wiki.github.com/ironruby/ironruby/contributing

  •      Project statics on http://ironruby.info: 84% RubySpec 
    

pass-rate.

  •      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
performance!

~Jimmy