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A rails application for recording, comparing, and researching string figures

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Ekawada!

"Ekawada!" is a web application for categorizing, analyzing, comparing, and learning string figures.

The term "ekawada" is Nauruan for "string figure". Why Nauru? The Nauruan culture was well known for the extremely elaborate string figures it produced.

Purpose

While the primary purpose behind Ekawada! is, as said above, to aid research into string figures, it was also written to help me learn Rails 3. As a result, the implementation is a bit "iffy" in places, as I'm working to learn best practices for Rails 3 (in particular, so-called "Unobtrusive Javascript", which Rails 3 has adopted with open arms).

Getting Started

Information on getting started with Ekawada is pending more research. You need to do some stuff with bundler, then some stuff to initialize your database. Then you can optionally run the "db:seed" rake task to get a default set of starter data.

License

Ekawada's source code is licensed under the BSD license.

Copyright © 2010 Jamis Buck. All Rights Reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  3. The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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