This is more of an open discussion, since I've never done it myself and looking for input from those of you who have. I wrote a few .NET apps w/ C#, and ever since I picked up ruby I really wished there was an environment to develop ruby guis easily on win32. I saw this video on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXpwC1o5AcI) where building an app with glade seems simple enough, although it was done on ubuntu. If you have a moment and experience with this, I'd really appreciate your take. Specifically, I want to build database driven applications for an office environment. My development machine is linux, but I also have a windows machine.
on 2009-02-25 08:03
on 2009-02-25 15:32
I have no experience with working with Glade, however I can say that using Shoes was an excellent experience and I would recommend looking into it. It may not offer enough fully-featured controls for you but for smaller applications its great. Good luck in your search :) -Zac
on 2009-02-25 17:50
On Feb 25, 2009, at 12:02 AM, Shilo Ayalon wrote: > done on ubuntu. I used to be a .NET developer doing some desktop work before I came into Ruby. I'd highly recommend looking into Monkeybars (I'm a bit biased, since I help write it). We use Netbeans, and you can drag and drop controls onto your form pretty easily. The GUI library is Swing, and there are a lot of similarities between Swing and .NET's WinForms library (their GUI lib). I don't want to thread hijack but I do think Monkeybars would make good use of your .NET experience. http://monkeybars.rubyforge.org/ We're also on #monkeybars on freenode IRC. > > > If you have a moment and experience with this, I'd really appreciate > your take. Specifically, I want to build database driven applications > for an office environment. My development machine is linux, but I also > have a windows machine. JotBot is one of our apps that uses Sequel under the hood for a local SQLite-like database called H2 (http://getjotbot.com). I also have an internal app for one of my clients that uses ActiveRecord and MySQL for the ORM and database. These apps are developed on Linux, Mac, and Windows, and then distributed to the other platforms. It's all Java under the hood, so it's cross platform.
on 2009-02-25 19:19
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:02:16 +0900, Shilo Ayalon wrote: > your take. Specifically, I want to build database driven applications > for an office environment. My development machine is linux, but I also > have a windows machine. > -- > Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/. > > Absolutely, ruby-glade rocks, and even works well on Windows when I have to deploy there. -jh