Can I do this with Ruby?

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Marlon Ng, May 1, 2010.

  1. Marlon Ng

    Marlon Ng Guest

    I have very little knowledge in programming. I tried to learn Visual
    BASIC couple of years ago but gave up. The extent of my programming
    skills is laughable. The most complicated program I can make is as
    Enter numeric values in two textboxes, click a button that would add the
    values, the answer would appear in a label.

    Now I want to give Ruby a shot. I work in a manufacturing company and I
    want to make a program that handles the following: order entry,
    scheduling deliveries, updating (customers, products, suppliers, etc.)
    , handling customer and supplier accounts, inventory, etc.

    I know MS Access alone can handle all the work cited above but I want to
    make my own program.

    Any tips?
    Marlon Ng, May 1, 2010
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  2. Marlon Ng

    brabuhr Guest

    If I was building an application to handle something like that, I
    would probably start with a webapp in Ruby on Rails. If I didn't want
    a webapp, I would probably look towards JRuby/Swing.
    brabuhr, May 1, 2010
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  3. Marlon Ng

    Kaye Ng Guest

    If I was building an application to handle something like that, I
    I'm not interested in webapp because we don't have a network setup. I
    want a simple program that works on a single pc only.
    Kaye Ng, May 1, 2010
  4. You don't need a network setup to use a webapp, you can launch it in
    your PC and use a browser to interact with the application. HTML is
    probably easier than GUI code, and web frameworks like Rails have a
    lot of documentation and support.

    Jesús Gabriel y Galán, May 1, 2010
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