* The initial goal: Think Max/MSP for software development instead of audio. I would love to be able to visually design simple text-processing programs without writing a line of code. I process a significant amount of SQL and tabular data throughout the day and it seems like the computer should be able to handle more of this for me :-) * The dream: Visually create all sorts of things, ranging from sysadmin to simple web tools.
I wrote alot of the GUI in Java right after I had surgery on my knee... Those painkillers were very nice, but I can't figure out how my code works :-) I've been playing around a bit with WxRuby, and it seems to work pretty well. I will probably end up using it for the GUI instead of Java. At the moment, only a small number of operators exist. Once I get the GUI going, I plan on adding a whole bunch (DB ops, filesystem ops, networks & http ops).
It almost sounds interesting!
...then send me an email and give me a hand! Only people with a sense of humor please :-)
Cheers - Dave Parfitt diparfitt at g mail dot calm