Visual editor/shell for teaching OO concepts?

Christian Holmboe dva95che at cs.umu.se
Sat Aug 24 11:05:53 CEST 2002


Thank you, but I was thinking something more like a "visual interactive
shell", much like the python shell but with a visual class/object
browser/editor. PyUt might be the perfect starting point for this kind
of app though.. I think it would be an excelent educational tool, and
therefor a potentially important app.. What do you think?


On Sat, 2002-08-24 at 06:02, Levente Sandor wrote:
> There are at least two:
> 
>  1. mDes (a Java-based, commercial application with downloadable demo):
> http://www.mfcomputers.com/
> "This tool has is written in Java1.2 to run on any platform with a JRE 
> 1.2/1.3/1.4. The tool provides support for drawing UML diagrams. It has a 
> simple and intuitive user interface written in entirely using Java Swing."
> 
>  2. PyUt (Python-based, GPL, work in progress):
> http://pyut.sourceforge.net/
> "PyUt is a little UML1.3 class diagram editor with support for output 
> plug-ins. Export to XML, JPEG, BMP, PS. PyUt stands for Python UML 
> Toolkit."
> 
> ----
> levi
> 
> Christian Holmboe <dva95che at cs.umu.se> wrote in message news:<mailman.1030121738.14007.python-list at python.org>...
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Is there a visual editor/shell for python suitable for teaching OO
> > concepts? I'm envisioning a tool where you have a UML-ich view of the
> > object model that can be manipulated interactively.. something like
> > BlueJ for java (http://www.bluej.org/what/what.html)
> > 
> > If not.. any ideas/hints on how to get started with such a tool? :)
> > 
> > 
> > Cheers!
> > Christian
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