Twin Cities Code Camp


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Twin Cities Code Camp has been postponed until April 2021.

Brian Hogan

Learning to Walk in Shoes - A Fun and Easy Framework for Cross-Platform GUI Apps

by Brian Hogan

When you're using Shoes, programming is really fun again. Shoes is a simple yet powerful application framework for developing cross-platform desktop applications. In just a few lines of code, you can be pulling feeds from Twitter, and in a few more, you can be grabbing videos from YouTube. Kids as young as five years old are learning to program using Shoes because it's so easy and comfortable, but it's also extremely flexible too. You can use it to check on the status of your servers or as a frontend to pushing code into production. In this session, you'll learn about the Shoes framework and see how easy it is to build something fun and useful.

About the Author

Brian Hogan is a freelance consultant and trainer and is the author of "Web Design for Developers" from the Pragmatic Bookshelf and "Rails For Windows" from O'Reily. He has over 13 years of web development experience and currently focuses on design, accessibility, and open-source technologies such as Docbook, Ruby, and Ruby on Rails.