Forum: Ruby LittleCoder

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7f891fbe8e3bae7f9fe375407ce90d9d?d=identicon&s=25 Harold Hausman (Guest)
on 2007-03-18 08:17
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Hello all,

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

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

Highest regards,
6dcadbc2e718acb91c1339f42c497755?d=identicon&s=25 Bob Linus (Guest)
on 2007-03-18 18:26
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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 , but
Ruby seems to make more consistant sense to me than python.
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