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The origin of the names "IronPython" and "IronRuby"
I wondered a while ago where the "Iron" names came from. According to a NxtGenUG interview with Michael Foord, John Lam says that IRON can be reverse-engineered to stand for "It Runs On .Net", which is cool, but I finally found the real story in an interview on the "Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft" site, in which IronPython creator Jim Hugunin says: I'll give you the story, but I'll give you the short version 'cause it's not very good. At the time, I had a consulting company called ......

Posted On Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:08 AM

.NET Rocks! - 423 hours and counting...
Congratulations to Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell on the upcoming 350th episode of .NET Rocks! I can't tell you how many hours of education & enjoyment DNR has provided me over the years. ...Well, actually, I can... I discovered the show around episode 10 or so, quickly caught up with the previous shows, and haven't missed one since. I added up the show runtimes, and the total is approximately 423 hours, or almost 18 days! A lot of people listen to DNR on their commute, and there's enough ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:16 PM

Tech·Ed: What to Expect
I found Scott Dorman's "Tech·Ed For Novices" post very helpful when planning for Tech·Ed Developers, and wanted to add some tips of my own before I forget what I learned last week. I hope you find them useful if you're going to IT Pros week, or if you're googling next year about planning for Tech·Ed 2009: Interactive Theater: Get There Early Scott advised to get there early for Interactive Theater sessions because they fill up quickly. They fill up very quickly. I arrived at 1:30 for a 1:45 Ron Jacobs ......

Posted On Sunday, June 8, 2008 8:34 AM

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