[Tutor] Tutor Digest, Vol 47, Issue 8

Marc Tompkins marc.tompkins at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 22:32:50 CET 2008

On Jan 3, 2008 1:24 PM, Tony Cappellini <cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The point I was trying to make that didn't come across is:
> Until one has enough experience to hand code the GUIs, the designers are
> helpful and a good place to begin.
> The problem with widgets not appearing where they should is not a problem
> with the GUI designer, but the lack experience with the particular toolkit
> by the programmer.

That's probably true.  But my philosophy is that tools shouldn't be more
complicated than the problem they're supposed to solve.
If it takes me half an hour to code a screen of my GUI by hand, and I could
do it in five minutes in a designer - and not spend an extra half hour after
that cleaning it up by hand - then hurrah for the designer.  Sign me up!
But if, to achieve the proper level of proficiency with the designer, I have
to invest many hours of study and practice... well, it's going to be a hard
sell.  I'd rather be coding.
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