I run a website that has various utilities that help people learn to
play poker better. One of the things I want to add is a hand history
replayer. The basic idea is that a person uploads a text file that
represents everything that happened in a hand, and then is shown a
graphical represenation of it. They can move through the action
sequentially, rewind, etc.
To give you an idea, a similar utility can be found at
Do you think it'd be possible/effective to do this in Rails? I'd like
to do that so it'd be all browser-based and not require any client
code. Plus I can code Rails really quickly and easily Or would it
be better to go the same route as the site above and do it with Flash?
I'd appreciate any feedback, and am open to alternatives that I didn't consider.