[Tutor] Which GUI?

eShopping etrade.griffiths at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Aug 2 17:51:58 CEST 2007


>Richard Querin wrote:
> > On 8/2/07, scott <slewin at rogers.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> I was thinking about finding a copy of that book, so maybe starting
> >> WxPython would be easier then and not worry about Tkinter.  Is "WxPython
> >> in Action" a very good book?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I'm no programmer by trade, but dabble in Python/wxPython for fun and
> > bought the book several months ago. I've found it to be very good.
> > There are a lot of good online tutorials as well, but I was never sure
> > if they were up to date with the later versions of the framework - so
> > the book was blessing to me. I found the book to be very useful and
> > clearly written. It's no reference manual (the online docs serve that
> > purpose) but I think it really helped me get a good foundation in how
> > to program with wxPython.
>
>Switching gears from linear to event driven programming is a pretty
>significant paradigm shift.  Will this book help him get his head around
>that?

Chapter 3 of WPIA gives a nice introduction to event driven 
programming.  But event driven
programming is implicit in all GUIs (isn't it?) so this he will have 
to do this regardless of which
GUI he uses.


> > IMO a good book is still more useful and
> > efficient than online articles or tutorials for a newbie (like me)
> > most of the time. It's nice to be able to thumb through and study some
> > concept without flipping back and forth to some web page.
> >
> > I own a lot of computer books, and I've found Learning Python (an
> > O'Reilly Book) and wxPython in Action to be my two most useful ones.
> >

I have both books and agree that they are both excellent.  After a 
couple of evenings
flicking through WPIA and playing the code, I had a not-too-simple 
WinApp up and running

Alun Griffiths 



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