Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Vienna; Ruby in the browser again?

Category: Ruby

Whether you love JavaScript or not, folks are diverse and want to use a range of languages to code the client. I have played with ruby in the browser via JRuby back in the day, and there have been lots of experiments much beyond that.

Adam Beynon just released Vienna and we were very excited to hear from him:

Over the last few months I have been developing a ruby compiler directly targeting Javascript, to run more advanced applications in the browser. Blocks, classes, modules, symbols etc are all included in the runtime. More specifically, the runtime is HEAVILY inspired by macruby. My aim with the project is to bring rich app development to the browser, with the open source framework. I am porting Cocoa to ruby, just as Cappuccino, and to a lesser extent Sproutcore have, by directly targeting ruby developers who wish to program for the browser. The project is still very much in experimental stage, but I think its worth a look for any ruby and cocoa developers.

It’s out there, but fun. I look forward to seeing more docs and info on it.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:17 am

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You should check out Gestalt as well – ruby, python, xaml compiler to js on the fly –

Comment by petersm — November 20, 2009

Does Gestalt require Silverlight?

Comment by Nosredna — November 20, 2009

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