Slingshot Available

A little while ago I wrote about the wave of tools to allow web developers to produce desktop applications using web languages like JavaScript, Flex, Ruby on Rails.

Being a Rails developer I was very excited to hear that Joyent where going to be releasing the Slingshot framework to allow Rails developers to deploy applications that work both online and offline. Well the time has come as Joyent have released the framework.

There are virtual machines for both the Intel Mac and Windows which you will need to deploy with your application.

The Joyent wiki goes through building a basic application, which I will test out and produce a screencast for you.

This is a very exciting time for us Ruby developers, so if you haven’t joined in the fun then now is the time to party on….

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