On 29.08.2012 10:59, Kaye Ng wrote:
- what do you mean by, "unless terminal access is a specific
requirement you will probably find
it easier going to use one of the many gui toolkits (just Google) or
web framework (of which there are many - again just Google)."
Hmm, not sure how to answer that question. Hopefully the other answers
make my meaning clearer.
- What’s terminal access? Do you mean clicking on the Command Prompt
icon on my desktop? I’m running windows 7.
I mean viewing the ui via a text terminal
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_terminal). I don’t use Windows,
but yes I think the Command Prompt icon takes you to a text terminal.
From your question it seems very unlikely that this would be a
requirement for you, so I would go via the gui or web routes.
- Does “Shoes” qualify as a gui toolkit and can I use it to create
something like the attached file?
Never used it, but yes I believe so.
- How does a gui toolkit differ from a web framework like RoR?
Sorry to be terse, but:
- With regards to number 4, what’s easier or faster to study?
Hard to say. You will need to learn more different pieces with a web
framework (ruby + html + css + js + setting up a web server), but some
of the frameworks hold your hand quite tightly through that and there
are lots of resources online to help learning from scratch. GUI toolkits
are in my (limited) experience slightly less hand-holdy, but then you
only need to know Ruby + the toolkit. As I understand it, Shoes is
specifically designed for people with less background in this area, so
may be a fruitful line of enquiry.