What’s Next for Microsoft’s IronRuby?

What’s Next for Microsoft’s IronRuby?

According to former IronRuby developer, Jimmy Schementi, Microsoft now has just one half-time programmer working on IronRuby. Schementi himself quit after his manager asked him “What else would you want to work on other than Ruby?”

That news leaves developers wondering if Microsoft is really committed to the language, particularly whether the company will add support for Silverlight and Azure. Some are calling on Microsoft to pass ownership of IronRuby to another group, while others say it might be time to start a fork.

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