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@@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ _Shoes_ GUI Toolkit Demonstration Apps
A collection of small apps for demonstrating the features of [_Shoes_][shoes] GUI toolkit.
-Suitable for presentation at lectures, user group meetings, etc.
+Suitable for presentation at lectures, user group meetings, etc. Fits in under one hour .)
1/ Shapes
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@@ -14,54 +14,58 @@ Basics: drawing shapes on screen. _Shoes_ as domain-specific language (DSL).
2/ Shapes and Colors
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-Drawing with colors. More DSL.
+Drawing with colors. More DSL. Programming as inventing and implementing API.
3/ Animations
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-The `animate` method. Calculations.
+The `animate` method. Calculations. Programming as a "recipe".
4/ Interactivity
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-Basics: clicking invokes associated block.
+Basics: clicking invokes associated block. _Ruby_ + _Shoes_ = very, very succinct code.
5/ Interactivity with objects
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-Subclassing `Shoes::Widget` extends _Shoes'_ DSL with our own methods. Handle `click` and `release`.
+Subclassing `Shoes::Widget` extends _Shoes'_ DSL with our own methods. Work with sound. Handle `click` and `release`.
6/ Layout
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-Inspiration in HTML.
+Inspiration: HTML.
7/ Interface
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-Forms are as easy in _Shoes_ as in HTML.
+Forms are as easy in _Shoes_ as in HTML. Very, very easy.
8/ Live Interface
-----------------
-Let's send the form data to a _Rails_ application running at `http://localhost:3000` and display the response status. See the simple _Rails_ app in `rails_people` directory.
+Let's send the form data to a _Rails_ application running at `http://localhost:3000` and display the response status. See the simple _Rails_ app in `rails_people` directory. Run with `script/server` to have an endpoint for _Shoes_ app.
9/ Uploader
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-A bit more complex example: a simple "uploader" sending one or more files with `Net::HTTP` to a [_Sinatra_][sinatra] application (see `sinatra_upload_service.rb`), which receives files and saves them to `uploads` directory. Demonstrates more complex interface, working with progress bars in _Shoes_, using _threads_. (Obviously, in real world application you would do multipart requests, proxy the uploading webservice, etc.)
+Simple "uploader" sending one or more files with `Net::HTTP` to a [_Sinatra_][sinatra] application (see `sinatra_upload_service.rb`), which receives the files and saves them to `uploads` directory.
+
+More complex interface, working with progress bars in _Shoes_, using _threads_. Run _Sinatra_ endpoint with `ruby sinatra_upload_service.rb`. Possible "homework": refactor the `upload` method.
+
+(Obviously, in real world application you would do multipart requests, proxy the uploading webservice, etc. This is _not_ production code.)
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-Released under MIT license. Use anything in whatever manner you like.
+Released under MIT license in 2009 by Karel Minarik. Use anything in whatever manner you like.
[shoes]: http://www.shoooes.net

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