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ThoughtWorks: Developer Uses IronRuby Open-Source Programming Language to Build .NET Tool

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The client who is a Software developer was looking for a way to automate software builds while working in Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework, but the client found existing XML-based build tools inflexible and hard to scale for some of his larger projects. The client used IronRuby - the Microsoft-based implementation of Ruby for the .NET environment - to take advantage of the intelligence and versatility of Ruby, allowing software builds to be specified in a way that was easier to understand and more scalable. IronRuby helps connect the open-source and Microsoft development communities, making it easier for Ruby developers to use the enterprise-class capabilities of the .NET Framework, while giving .NET developers access to a powerful programming language.

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