With a combination of tutorial exercises and focused, technical information, this book goes beyond the basics to equip you with proven, practical knowledge and techniques for developing real-world FXRuby applications. Written by the lead developer of FXRuby, this book will soon have you writing powerful and sophisticated GUIs in your favorite programming language.
Since its initial release in 2001, FXRuby has become one of the most popular GUI choices for Ruby developers. If you're a newcomer to GUI programming, this book will introduce you to the basics of FXRuby programming by leading you through building a GUI application with FXRuby from start to finish. If you're an experienced software developer who just needs to get up to speed on FXRuby and what it can do for you, this book will help you put FXRuby to work in your Ruby-based applications.
Author and FXRuby creator Lyle Johnson says, "This book gets you over the initial conceptual hurdles and equips you with the practical information that you need to build your own applications."
Along the way, you'll learn how to leverage FXRuby's vast collection of user interface elements to build visually rich user interfaces. You'll see how FXRuby uses the concept of sending messages between objects to implement event-driven applications, and how you can most effectively use layout managers to construct flexible user interfaces. Go beyond the basics with proven, practical knowledge and techniques for developing real-world GUI programs in Ruby.
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Lyle Johnson is the lead developer of FXRuby, one of the most popular graphical user interface libraries for the Ruby programming language. An active participant in the Ruby programming community since 2000, he also co-authored the Ruby Developer's Guide, one of the first English-language books about Ruby. For the past fifteen years, he's developed software applications for a variety of industries, including engineering modeling and simulation, biotechnology and computer network defense.
For more information about the book, including code, errata, discussions, table of contents, a chapter excerpt, and more, see: www.pragprog.com/titles/fxruby.
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