Chapter 9. Other Sources of Information


The best book on application development with Ruby and FXRuby is FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby, by Lyle Johnson, published by the Pragmatic Programmers. The following Ruby books also contain sections on FXRuby:

  • The Ruby Way, by Hal Fulton.

  • Ruby Developer's Guide, by Michael Neumann, Robert Feldt and Lyle Johnson.

Reference Documentation

The current FXRuby API Reference Documentation is a work in progress, but serves as a pretty good guide to the available methods and attributes for the different classes. The regular FOX API Reference Documentation can be used as a fallback source of information, although it is intended for users of the C++ library.

Web Sites

The FOX toolkit home page is still one of the best places to find information about GUI programming with FOX. This is the site maintained by Jeroen van der Zijp, the creator and primary developer of FOX, and serves as the official download site for the FOX library. In addition to a number of articles about programming with FOX, you'll find links to projects using FOX. A newer web site, the FOX Community Wiki, is maintained by Sander Jansen. Like most Wiki sites, the information here is a little more scattered but tends to be more up-to-date than some information on the main FOX site. This site includes a number of tutorial articles, as well as "cookbook" and "how-to" pages on many topics.

Mailing Lists

One or more of the following mailing lists may be of interest: