Justin Rusbatch

Justin is an open source developer with a passion for simplicity. He is the creator of Compilify.net and coordinator for scriptcs. He also co–hosts Seriously Open, a podcast focusing on the .NET open source community, with Nick Berardi, Phil Haack, and Dale Ragan.

An aspiring beer aficionado with a caffeine addiction, Justin can often be found drinking a fresh cup of coffee or acquainting himself with a new beer.

Breaking Scriptcs

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 10:30 am in

You’ve read the blog posts. You’ve heard the podcasts. You’ve seen the presentations. You know Scriptcs gives you a new and lightweight way to write C#. Maybe you’ve even written a script pack or two. You’re ready for more.

In this talk, I will take you beyond the basics. From the console to the compiler, I will show you how to redefine its behavior – one component at a time.

You know how to use Scriptcs. Now, I will show you how you can abuse it.

Compiling the Future with Roslyn

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am in 204

To many developers, the compiler is a black box: code goes in and an assembly comes out.

Roslyn is the next-generation compiler for C# and VB that will revolutionize the .NET ecosystem by enabling the average .NET developer to leverage the power of the compiler. In this talk, I will introduce you to Roslyn, and demonstrate how the compiler as a service could change the .NET development experience forever.


Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Do you ever feel like Visual Studio is slowing you down? Is a brand new solution really necessary if all you want to do is explore an idea with code? Why can’t the C# experience be as simple and frictionless as a scripting language – like Ruby or node.js?

Believe it or not, it can be!

Scriptcs is a new and exciting perspective on C#. Using only a simple text editor and a command prompt, the power of C# can now be harnessed in a scripting environment. NuGet integration makes it easy to use your favorite frameworks and packages directly from your command line, and script packs make it easy to bootstrap your environment for your favorite frameworks. Scriptcs lets you experience C# on a diet – a new, leaner way to develop.