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Article: FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby

| by Werner Schuster on May 27, 2008. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |
FXRuby is one of the many GUI toolkits for Ruby. A new book has now been published to help developers get started writing Ruby GUIs with FXRuby: "FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby".

The book excerpt is an exclusive sample chapter of the Book "Chapter 8: Building Simple Widgets", which gives a introduction to basic GUI building. 

The linked article also contains an in depth interview with the books author, Lyle Johnson. The interview touches on topics such as
  • how FXRuby is tied to the underlying native FOX toolkit
  • how FXRuby deals with keeping GUIs responsive in light of Ruby 1.8.x userspace threads
  • what makes FXRuby very compelling to use
  • and more
Read "Book Excerpt and Interview: FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby".

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wxruby by Bela Babik

I can recommend wxRuby for cross platform UI development. wxruby.rubyforge.org

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