((( |||_| ///\ [[[_ ((( ))) || | \\/ [[_ ))) an artsy any-platform app kit http://shoesrb.com
Shoes is the best little DSL for cross-platform GUI programming there is. It feels like real Ruby, rather than just another C++ library wrapper. If Gtk or wxWidgets is Rails, Shoes is Sinatra.
Let me tell you a story about Shoes
Way way back in the day, there was a guy named _why. He created a project known as Hackety Hack to teach programming to everyone. In order to reach all corners of the earth, _why decided to make Hackety Hack work on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This was a lot of work, and so _why decided to share his toolkit with the world. Thus, Shoes was born.
Everybody loved Shoes. Many apps were made, and put into The Shoebox. But, one day, _why left. In his memory, Team Shoes assembled, and carried on making Shoes. They released Shoes 3 in late summer 2010.
Shoes Around the Web
If you want to keep up to date with what's going on with Shoes, you can find us in various places:
- Official Shoes Site * Source Code @ GitHub
- Issue tracker @ GitHub * Mailing List (send an email to [email protected] to join)
- Twitter account * Facebook page
- IRC room on Freenode, #shoes
Helping out with Shoes
So you'd like to lend a helping hand, eh? Great! We'd love to have you. To submit a patch to Shoes, just fork us, and send a pull request.
If you don't have any ideas yourself, take a look at the Issue tracker and see if anything strikes your fancy. If you need help working on something, don't be afraid to post to the mailing list about it!
Be sure to peer into the Shoes Wiki for instructions on how to get the source code to build, and to learn more knowledge that will come in handy if you want to help out!
If you're not a programmer, you can help Shoes by talking about it! Blog posts, tweets, tell your neighbors, call your grandma, whatever! Share Shoes with everyone!
Last published about 4 years ago by steveklabnik.