Hi wxruby community, Can anyone recommend a good (beginner) book for wxruby? RDOC is fine once you it, but I find wx very complex and I can't find any documentation. Even the "bigdemo" is kind when one do not know the product. The tutorial is good for very, very simple things. The wxruby community is great, but I feel like a symbiotic parasite coming back and back with questions. I would prefer a good book or documentation. Thanks
on 2009-02-13 22:07
on 2009-02-13 23:17
Hi, 2009/2/13 Ruby Student <email@example.com>: > Hi wxruby community, > > Can anyone recommend a good (beginner) book for wxruby? There is not yet a wxRuby book. > RDOC is fine once you it, but I find wx very complex and I can't find any > documentation. There is an HTML documentation that can be downloaded (see the download section from wxRuby wiki) or browsed online at http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/doc. This documentation is updated regularly (e.g. there have already been some fixes since wxRuby 2.0 RC1). > I would prefer a good book or documentation. If you're familiar with C++, you can also read the wxWidgets C++ book which is freely downloadable. http://www.phptr.com/content/images/0131473816/dow... Cheers. Chauk-Mean.
on 2009-02-14 13:15
Hi Ruby Student I'm in exactly the same position as yourself. I'm struggling to learn wxRuby/wxWidgets and Ruby, all at the same time, and progress is very slow but I'm determined to crack it! There's certainly a market for such a book and I'd just like to add my support for your cause.
on 2009-02-14 13:16
Ruby Student wrote: > Can anyone recommend a good (beginner) book for wxruby? As Chauk-Mean says there is a good book about wxWidgets which can be had free. You can read the text of this to understand the classes, then come back to wxRuby docs and samples to try them out. There's also a wxPython book. I haven't seen it, but with Python being more similar than C++ to Ruby, the code can be easier to understand. For example, I was reading the "wxPython style guide" yesterday and nearly everything in it I would recommend for Ruby too. http://wiki.wxpython.org/wxPython%20Style%20Guide > The wxruby community is great, but I feel like a symbiotic parasite > coming back and back with questions. Don't feel like that. So long as you've made a reasonable effort to find the answer using the material available to you (docs, samples, web search), no-one minds. Other people benefit through the mailing list and then the archives being available. wxRuby is a big library (~300 classes) and I often still find out new things fielding questions. A useful search tactic is to try converting the search terms back to C++ / Python naming. For example, I was trying to figure something out about the set_focus method of Wx::Window. Searching for "wxWindow SetFocus" turned up the answer I was looking for on the wxPython and wxWidgets mailing lists. hth alex
on 2009-02-14 23:11
On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 7:15 AM, Rooby Nooby <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > email@example.com > http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/wxruby-users > Thanks to everyone for their comments. It is truly appreciated!