Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Darryl Taft reported that “In a session at the DevConnections conference here, David Ebbo, an architect on Microsoft’s CLR (Common Language Runtime) dynamic language team, and Jeff King, a program manager in the Microsoft Developer Division, discussed how Microsoft has implemented IronPython on the company’s ASP.NET platform.”
In addition, Ebbo said his team has delivered a prototype of a “secret project” called Simplified Data Scenarios where developers can “easily build data-bound applications from scratch” starting only with a database.
The prototype enables users to customize applications declaratively using ASP.NET or programmatically using IronPython, Ebbo said.
Meanwhile, King said IronPython is “really just the first of a series of dynamic languages” Microsoft will support. “We’re looking at Ruby, PowerShell, JScript” and others, he said.
Ebbo said the Simplified Data Scenarios framework will work with other dynamic languages as well. “We’ll have it first on IronPython, but it will work with others,” he said.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:20 am