Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) in .NET is a framework for designing and interacting with dynamic languages such as Python and Ruby. For the first time, the DLR places such languages on an equal footing in the .NET world with compiled languages such as C# and VB.NET. Chaur Wu's book, Pro DLR in .NET 4, introduces you to this important new framework, helping you to take practical advantage of the DLR in your day-to-day work.
Pro DLR in .NET 4 begins with the fundamentals of the DLR, showing how they work to provide interoperability support for dynamic languages. You'll learn to mix and match objects and functions from compiled and dynamic languages such as C# and Python, allowing you to take advantage of the right tool at the right time for the right task.
The DLR also brings new flexibility and possibility to your software application design. Pro DLR in .NET 4 shows you how to host dynamic languages in your application, enabling users to write scripts to automate tasks. You'll understand the meta-object protocol and meta-programming capabilities. These reside at the core of DLR, bringing new possibilities to the design and architecture of .NET applications.
Comprehensive coverage of an important new .NET technology
Meets the needs of programmers wanting to apply dynamic languages such as Python and Ruby in their .NET solutions
Assists language developers in supporting their languages under .NET.