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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 22 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Canvas Drag and Drop! sample.
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Every once in a while, I get approached by people who ask a lot of questions about Glimmer, but never complete any work in it, which is quite surprising given the fact that it takes less than a minute to run a Glimmer sample, less than 10 minutes to write one, and less than an hour to build a small desktop app. That is why I am very happy to learn that a couple of apps have been recently built with Glimmer DSL for LibUI by developers who fully walked the walk, not just talked the talk.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 20 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Drag and Drop! sample.
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You read that right! The famous Ruby Facets library finally supports RubyMotion. That means you can now use popular methods like String#underscore and String#camelcase from inside RubyMotion iOS applications. This change was done in the facets-glimmer fork of the project, so you would have to install the facets-glimmer Ruby gem to get it.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 20 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Tray Item! sample.
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The array_include_methods gem v1.5.0 now supports RubyMotion in addition to MRI CRuby, JRuby, and Opal. It provides `Array#include_all?`, `Array#include_any?`, `Array#include_array?`, `Array#array_index`, `Array#array_diff_indices`, and `Array#array_intersection_indices` methods missing from basic Ruby `Array` API.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 19 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Cursor! sample.
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In this blog post tutorial, I will cover how to configure a SQLite database and connect to it using ActiveRecord from within a Ruby desktop application, data-binding the ActiveRecord Model to the GUI View bidirectionally.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 18 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Sash Form!
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Ruby Rogues Podcast Interview - Desktop Apps in Ruby ft. Andy
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 17 is out! It walks software engineers through the Hello, Date Time! sample.
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Glimmer DSL for LibUI 0.5.11 (Fukuoka Ruby 2022 Award Winning Ruby Desktop Development GUI Library) has just been released with basic shape drag and drop support.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 16 is out! It walks software engineers through Weather.
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Glimmer DSL for LibUI 0.5.10 (Fukuoka Award Winning Ruby Desktop Development GUI Library) has just been released with support for nesting mouse listeners within shapes directly and a new example "Shape Coloring"
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 15 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Menu Bar!
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web!

Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 14 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Pop Up Context Menu!
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Glimmer DSL for SWT 4.23.1.0 ships with a number of changes, including being able to launch Video Tutorials from the Glimmer Meta-Sample directly to follow and learn step by step.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 13 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Table!
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 12 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Tree!
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When the Turbolinks technology first came out, some people did not understand what it was really about. I happened to get it right away only because I personally implemented my own version of Turbo Drive for one of my client projects before Turbolinks was released (around 2012). With the latest updates in Rails 7, the Turbolinks technology has been renamed to Turbo Drive (now part of Hotwire) since it not only accelerates hyperlinks anymore, but also form submissions too.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 11 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Code Text!
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 10 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Styled Text!
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Glimmer DSL for Tk v0.0.56 and v0.0.57 bring a couple of new samples (Hello, Progressbar! sample and Hello, Theme! sample) in addition to upgrading to the latest version of the glimmer gem.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 9 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Canvas Shape Listeners! and explains the basics of the Canvas Shape DSL.
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Brandon Weaver has recently contacted me to ask questions about Glimmer DSL for LibUI and said he was excited about the possibility of implementing Ruby syntax highlighting using Glimmer DSL for LibUI by leveraging the rouge gem. Glimmer DSL for LibUI 0.5.8 ships with a rudimentary code_area syntax highlighting custom control (aka widget).
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT (JRuby Desktop Development GUI Framework) Video Tutorial 8 is out! It walks software engineers through Login and explains Computed Data-Binding!
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Glimmer DSL for SWT (JRuby Desktop Development GUI Framework) 4.23.0.0 was just released with support for the new SWT 4.23 and JDK 18!
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Glimmer Wordle v1.1.3 has been released with official Linux support, improving fonts / look and feel, and providing DEB / RPM native executable package downloads.
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Desktop development is about 10 times simpler than web development. Learn it and you will become a better web developer as you transfer the simplicity of desktop development to the web! Glimmer DSL for SWT Video Tutorial 6 is out! It walks software engineers through Hello, Text! and introduces data-binding.
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Glimmer DSL for LibUI (Ruby Desktop Development GUI Library and Fukuoka Ruby 2022 Special Award Winner by Matz) has just had a new release with official Mac ARM64 support in v0.5.5!

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