September 12, 2008 § 1 Comment
I’ve been thinking for a while about building a simple wargame as a way to try out various new technologies I’m experimenting with. A gamer friend of mine recently told me about Full Thrust, which seems like an ideal candidate. My initial thought is to implement a RESTful back-end using Google App Engine (since it is hosted for free), and perhaps attempt simple front ends in SproutCore, Shoes, HotCocoa, and the iPhone SDK.
June 27, 2008 § 3 Comments
- Friday, July 11th noon GMT to Saturday, July 12th noon GMT
- Friday, July 25th noon GMT to Saturday, July 26th noon GMT
< 8 AM New York / 5 AM San Francisco / 9 PM Tokyo / 3 PM Amsterdam >
The goal of these events is to write and share fun little applications using Shoes, a clever little cross-platform GUI toolkit written in Ruby. This will allow us to test, document, and file bugs on how the various Shoes features work on the different supported platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac), in preparation for our next major release on July 31st, 2008.
No Ruby — or programming — experience is required; we’d love to find out how easy it is for novices to learn Shoes! Of course, if you happen to know the Ruby C API, expert help is always appreciated.
Shoes comes with its own built-in manual. Use `shoes -m` to bring it up. (On OS X, you can do ⌘-?.)
- The latest Shoes binaries for Mac/Windows/Linux
- The Shoebox, a friendly place to share Shoes (and Ruby-Processing) apps in peace and harmony
- Hackety Hack, the programming tutor that motivated Shoes
- Nobody Knows Shoes, the introductory guide
Spread the word! Everybody could use a nice set of Shoes. 🙂