IronRuby is Microsoft’s implementation of the Ruby language on top of the DLR. Its main goal is to provide seamless interoperability between Ruby and the .NET Framework.
IronRuby combines the powers of both the .NET Framework and the Ruby language. On the one hand, it contains the built-in capabilities of Ruby, and on the other hand, it is capable of using the wide variety of frameworks and libraries of the .NET Framework. The combination opens a whole new set of opportunities to both Ruby and .NET developers.
In this chapter, you get your first taste of IronRuby. ...