Hello all, http://www.danceliquid.com/LittleCoder/ What is it? ----------- LittleCoder is essentially a Ruby interpreter bolted on to DirectX. It hopes to be a fun and easy way to do simple graphics on Windows for kids of all ages. Rather than expose the eternal foul suffering of DirectX directly, it tries to wrap everything up into a lovely Rubyish facade that's all smiles. Pretty much everything has been traded in favor of the simplicity of scripting it. Loading and displaying images is a one liner. Playing sounds is a one liner. But there is still a bit of depth present as it can respond to keyboard input, and even do some animation. It is far from complete, but a few of us have been using it to good effect and I thought, 'the more the merrier'. So check it out. It'll be fun! Learn more ---------- Some examples and documentation are available as links from the main page at http://www.danceliquid.com/LittleCoder/ Highest regards, -Harold
on 2007-03-18 08:17
on 2007-03-18 18:26
Should throw up some specs of installing DirectX, where to get it, maybe how much of a download it is. :) I did read why's little coders predicament. It is very true. My lack of programming knowledge today extends from the time programming tools were no longer provided for free with a PC, and those tools that did/do exist were $400 and required enormous system specs. I used to program a lot on the Commodore 64/128. Dealing with system paths in Windows is such a hassle compared to having everything in /bin for a linux box. I just struggle dealing or managing paths and simple things to bother working. I don't feel like altering the system path environment just to get a simple program running....and remembering to do or make it set for each reboot. Nice effort. Nice goal. I keep looking at http://pygame.org/ , but Ruby seems to make more consistant sense to me than python.