'Secret' Microsoft Project Ties IronPython to ASP.NET

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 11-07-2006

LAS VEGAS—Microsoft continues to work to integrate dynamic languages into its set of offerings for developers, and is prototyping a method for facilitating data manipulation via dynamic languages.

Microsoft officials have said the company has big plans for increased support for dynamic languages, starting with its Python implementation and moving to more dynamic languages.

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.

IronPython is Microsoft's implementation of the Python language for .Net. The company released IronPython 1.0 in September 2006.

Meanwhile, Ebbo said Microsoft has released a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of a new Microsoft IronPython for ASP.Net product that is focused on helping developers to create richer Web applications when using Microsoft's Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer tools.

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