Second question for the evening, but very closely related to the first.
I’ve written some monitoring software at work, and would like to
extend it quite a bit, including a gui with a few graphs.
Ruby is causing me grief when it comes to distributing it (see ‘Oh
the Pain!..’), and assuming there’s no way to overcome this, can
anyone recommend a language that:
- has a canvas with anti-aliasing, alpha-blending and double
buffering (or binding to a toolkit with one)
- is simple to distribute
- is cross platform (*nix and Windows)
- is not Java (I actually like Java, I’m just trying to get away from
- graphing libraries a bonus. Don’t mind writing my own.
I’ve considered a web app, but two things stand in my way:
- Somewhere to host it (not much here you guys can help with)
- Graphs becoming images and constant page refreshes chewing up
bandwidth on the LAN.
I need to be able to update the graphs and any other displays
regularly (every minute or so) without sending another whole page.
Currently all I’ve seen of web graphs are generated on the server and
sent out as images. I’d like the ability to make them interactive
down the track, if possible.
Any help, advice or war stories much appreciated.