About a month ago I started diving into the world of Rails again. As I said in that blog post, Rails has always had much thought leadership and has always been a hip way to develop.
Now 2 of the main new technologies that where discussed in that blog post have made it into the .NET world in a very polished way.
Web Workbench features:
- Code highlighting for all of these technologies.
- Code generation for SASS and CoffeeScript which just works by saving the files your editing.
- Intellisense for SASS and LESS.
This is a pretty clean way of being able to use these technologies in your next .NET web project.
Of course there are other ways, but that might be a story for a new blog post.
Mindscape also created a nice making of blog post for Web Workbench for which they used: F#, IronRuby, Jurassic and bits of Node.JS. This sounds like a pretty hard-to-cook recipe but it looks like they pulled it off.
As a bonus, here is a debate about LESS and SASS