Hello, everyone. Today I picked up Ubuntu User magazine, and I happened
upon an article on Ruby, which brought me here.
I am looking for a detailed answer about what can be done with Ruby.
First, if someone has the time, could you please look at this.
Is it possible to do this with Ruby. I understand the language itself is
very capable, but I am looking for a detailed yes or no answer. The idea
is to have an entire webpage with an interactive interface. The example
above uses a combination of programming technologies to provide this.
Does Ruby have the capability to create controls or web components that
are pretty much a cli (command line interface) which can be exposed to a
browser. I am not too knowledgeable about scripting languages and CGI. I
know a server side language like PHP can NOT do this. How about
Ruby/CGI, etc. Does anyone have an example of something similar. BTW, I
do mean completely in Ruby, nothing external, except html/xhtml for
defining pages. A good explanation here might push me toward picking up
Ruby. I would be willing to learn the language for just such a project.
Also the above link is based on the Inform interpreter at inform7.com.
Are, there any interactive fiction systems written in ruby? Lots of
As one last attempt to make sure I am clear about what I am asking, can
Ruby be used to write an interactive fiction interpreter such as glulxe
(with graphics) or zoom and can this interpreter be exposed to a
browser. loading images and etc.