|If this [ARAX] is about using Silverlight to host client-side browser scripting in Ruby, it’s definitely an appealing notion, but the problem will always be about Silverlight being a Microsoft technology.
“All the browser needs to have is Silverlight installed and then developers can take advantage of these languages,” on the client, he said. Silverlight provides rich experiences with capabilities like video and graphics, Goldfarb said. It is viewed as rival to the Adobe Flash platform.
I can hardly keep these straight, although I’m thankful the names are so logical!
ARAX – asynchronous Ruby and XML
APAX – asynchronous Python and XML
APhpAX – asynchronous PHP and XML