Library (of books, not gems) Management in Ruby

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Bira, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Bira

    Bira Guest

    Is there a Ruby application for managing collections of books, CD's
    and "stuff" in general? I saw something similar written in Java (Data
    Crow) but it seemed a bit too heavy for my tastes. Searching for
    "library management" in Google gives me a bunch of links to Rubygems
    and other package managers, and I don't know what else to call it :).


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    Bira, Feb 6, 2007
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  2. On 2/6/07, Bira <> wrote:
    > Is there a Ruby application for managing collections of books, CD's
    > and "stuff" in general? I saw something similar written in Java (Data
    > Crow) but it seemed a bit too heavy for my tastes. Searching for
    > "library management" in Google gives me a bunch of links to Rubygems
    > and other package managers, and I don't know what else to call it :).


    Search blog entries on http://www.joelonsoftware.com

    IIRC he had the same problem to manage his company's book library,
    and wanted a program to do it. He was interested in bar code scanner
    + library of congress lookup stuff, and went through a couple of options
    (including some commercial ware). I don't know if he found a solution,
    but there may be blog comments that could direct your source.

    As for specifically in Ruby, I doubt it. At the end of the day, its just a
    simple Database, you could get clever by using a web service on the
    library of congress, or web scraping their search results.
    Richard Conroy, Feb 6, 2007
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  3. On Tuesday 06 February 2007 19:03:05 Richard Conroy wrote:
    > On 2/6/07, Bira <> wrote:
    > > Is there a Ruby application for managing collections of books, CD's
    > > and "stuff" in general? I saw something similar written in Java (Data
    > > Crow) but it seemed a bit too heavy for my tastes. Searching for
    > > "library management" in Google gives me a bunch of links to Rubygems
    > > and other package managers, and I don't know what else to call it :).


    Hello!

    If I understand correctly, I think this might be what you're looking for:
    http://alexandria.rubyforge.net

    Is it not?
    Ionuţ Arţărişi, Feb 6, 2007
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    Richard Conroy, Feb 6, 2007
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