What is the best alternative to Dashing?
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Smashing is based on Ruby / Sinatra. Its widgets are essentially a collection of Ruby erb templates for layout, SCSS for styling, and CoffeeScript for data polling/interactivity. If you have worked with Rails, Sinatra, or any other Ruby-based web framework and CoffeeScript, customizing widgets shouldn't be hard. See More
You can feed data to widgets directly from a Ruby script/app. Smashing uses job scheduling (rufus-scheduler) to update widgets, and it also provides a command to generate a template for jobs: dashing generate job sample_job. This is convenient if you have an application written in Ruby, or interacts with your data source using Ruby. See More
Tipboard is straightforward to configure — you define your dashboard's layout with YAML, specify what tiles you want in there (text, pie chart, line chart, bar chart, listing, etc.), give it a unique ID, and that's all you need for a complete dashboard. The only step left is to push your data to Tipboard's tiles, which can be done over an HTTP API. See More
As of version 1.3.0, you can define multiple dashboards and serve them from a single Tipboard instance by creating one layout config file for each dashboard, and your dashboard will be available at http://your_url.com/ <name_of_layout_config_file>. See More