IronPython: The Road Ahead
Jim Huginin seemed a little less enthusiastic than normal. I hope he's okay.
IronPython makes it really easy to use SQLServer.
He showed Django running under IronPython with only minimal patching necessary.
Microsoft doesn't ship Silverlight for Linux. You have to use Mono's Moonlight project.
Silverlight will soon be coming to Nokia and Windows Mobile.
The "Dynamic Language Runtime" makes it easier to code a scripting language for the CLR.
IronPython's license was approved by the OSI. However, Microsoft's .NET is still proprietary, of course. This reminds me of Flex and Flash.
IronPython now supports Python 2.5.
If you save and reload, you'll see your updates when using IronPython under Silverlight in the browser.
Expect IronPython running under Silverlight 2 to be released before the next Olympics.
Microsoft apparently contributed some codecs to the Moonlight project since it's difficult to implement those without the specs.