How did you come up with the concept for IronJS?
All in all, it's taken me about three weeks to get to the current state of IronJS, which is a real testament to how awesome a piece of technology the DLR actually is.
How far along are you in terms of putting it out as a 0.1 release?
The current main branch on GitHub is usable, but barely (which I've labeled as 0.1-alpha). A somewhat usable 0.1 release is about three to four weeks away, I would say.
Is IronJS open source?
Yes, it is. It's released under the GNU General Public License v3.
What's your day job?
My day job is at CP+B Europe (www.cpbeurope.com) which is the European branch of Crispin Porter + Bogusky (www.cpbgroup.com). I work as a .NET developer doing mostly back-end stuff for various Websites.
Why the varied mix of F#, Python and Clojure for your hobby work?
This is a hard one. I would say that this is mostly about the fact that I enjoy using programming languages that teach me something other than their syntax-F# has its roots in OCaml and ML, which preaches a specific way of functional programming. Clojure is a Lisp [derivative], as you might know, and the s-expressions are a very nice way to express some problems. Python just happened to be a really nice mix between C, Lisp and scripting.
Other than IronJS, what other hobby work are you involved in?
And after searching for a month or so I gave up trying to find one and decided to teach myself the DLR and write my own. I'm still a bit secretive about my two other projects, but they will be publicly available on GitHub once the time comes.