Rapid desktop application development

Ravi Teja webraviteja at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 23:46:22 CEST 2006

Stephen Eilert wrote:
> Hi all,
> There has been much hype lately about web "megaframeworks", like
> TurboGears, Django and Rails(Ruby side). Those are all fantastic
> frameworks, nicely integrated so that the user can focus on solving his
> problem, instead of doing all the scaffolding and framework integration
> by hand.
> Now, I am not a fan of web applications so I'm creating a few GUI
> applications using Python. Thanks to wxPython, those are all
> native-looking, with powerful components. This is quite nice. Now, I
> want to use some OR-Mapper, so I chose SQLObjects. This is nice too. I
> do have to write controllers, model, and all the glue code between the
> frameworks by hand.
> However, I don't have to do that with a framework such as TurboGears,
> for web applications. Everything is neatly integrated so that I just
> have to "fill in the blanks". It would be the same application, except
> that the presentation is GUI-based, instead of Web-based. MVC
> architecture too and so on.
> Are there any frameworks like those, for GUI applications? It would be
> interesting to abstract away that repetitive work.



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