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Dynamic Language Runtime

July 22, 2007

Earlier this week, I've been listening to the .NET Rocks podcast, John Lam on the DLR. I must admit, I'm looking forward to IronRuby.

Now, somewhere half way the show, Carl Franklin asked the following question to John Lam who gave the most excellent answer:

Carl Franklin: Let me ask you this question. Should you use a dynamic language if you're not using "test first" methodologies.

John Lam: I don't think you should be using any language if you're not doing some kind of unit testing inside of the software that you're creating.

I find it most encouraging that this guy is working at Microsoft (I also just read that the Hanselman is going to work for Microsoft too).  I believe that Microsoft should be preaching unit testing more and more.

I'm going to attend TechEd in Barcelona this year. I wonder if there is going to be an agile track of some sort. I'm not counting on it though, but hey, one can dream about a better software development world. Besides that, I hope there will be a lot of sessions on the DLR and dynamic languages.

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