Translating Ruby program into Shoes GUI

Hey everyone

I’m just starting out with Ruby and I created a program to create and
manage a database of videogames with add, update, delete and list
functions. The commands create .txt logs in your temp folder, or
wherever you tell it to. It works great in the shell, but I’m trying to
translate it into a functional application within the Shoes GUI

For example, I tried to make Shoes read this:

class Update
def updateIT(games)
begin
ratings=Reporting.new
puts “Which game do you want to update?”
title = gets.chomp
if games[title.to_sym].nil?
puts “Game not found!”
else
puts “What’s the new rating? (Type a number 1 to 10)”
rating = gets.chomp
games[title.to_sym] = rating.to_i
logfile=ratings.createLog(“GamesUpdated”,“C:\temp\”)
ratings.reporting(logfile,"#{title} has been updated with a new
rating of #{rating} on ")
end
rescue
puts “Sorry, I didn’t understand that”
end
end
end

By turning it into this:

class Update
def updateIT(games,title,rating)
begin
reports=Reporting.new
newGames=Array.new
logfile=reports.createLog(“GamesUpdated”,“C:\temp\”)
reports.reporting(logfile,"#{title} has been updated with a new
rating of #{rating}")
(games).each do |i|
item="#{i}".split(’:’)
if(item[0]=="#{title}")
newGames<<"#{title}: #{rating}"
puts “Successfully added #{title}: #{rating}”
else
newGames<<i
puts “Added #{i}.”
end # if statment
end # creating new array
puts “”
reports.reporting(logfile,“Old Games Listing & Ratings”)
(games).each do |i|
reports.reporting(logfile,"#{i}")
end #OldGames logging
puts “”
reports.reporting(logfile,“New Games Listing & Ratings”)
(newGames).each do |i|
reports.reporting(logfile,"#{i}")
end #newGames logging
return newGames
end
rescue
puts “Sorry, I didn’t understand that”
return games
end
end
end

This only one of the functions. Are there any Shoes aficionados willing
to help me figure this out? I’m currently in limbo between thinking
there’s not enough documentation on Shoes or that it just can’t be done
period

Here is what I have so far

http://tempsend.com/8560640248

and the original shell version

http://tempsend.com/15FE4F47CC

Hi,

I’d say it can be done. Which Shoes are you using?

I’ve downloaded your shoes version, but there’s something off, since
most of the Shoes.app block is marked as string. I’ve fixed it and ran
it under green_shoes. The app window opened, but some buttons didn’t
work or caused the app to crash. Unfortunately I can’t go into details,
but at least for me it’s difficult to just translate the whole app at
once.

As for the docs and help, there is a mailing list on [1] and guides can
be found [2].

If you’re using green shoes, the manual is here [3]. Here [4] is one of
my apps in green shoes just as an example.

The latest version is Shoes4 though.

regards,
seba

[1] [email protected]
[2] http://shoesrb.com/tutorials.html
[3] https://ashbb.github.io/green_shoes/
[4] https://github.com/sebastjan-hribar/lang_cards