Rapid application development with Ruby and Glade


Article from Issue 79/2007

Application development shouldn’t be a chore. We’ll show you how to simplify the development process with the Ruby programming language and the Glade interface design utility.

For even the most experienced developers, the drudgery of the edit-compile-test cycle can become very oppressive. Fortunately, an assortment of open source tools cuts the fat out of the development process by helping programmers focus on functionality instead of on all the arbitrary implementation details. With dynamic programming languages and versatile interface design utilities, even relatively inexperienced programmers can build complex applications with little effort. One promising combination of tools is the Ruby language and the Glade interface development system.

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