[Tutor] help me decide

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Sep 5 19:40:20 CEST 2012

On 05/09/12 11:04, Matthew Ngaha wrote:

> also please could you tell me why you suggest wxPython over GTK?

Support, there are probably more beginner friendly resources for 
wxPython than for GTk, although that is changing.

> that wxPython is the easiet to pick up yet a lot more complete than
> Tkinter?

I can't really comment since Tkinter and wxPython are the only two i've 
really used. I did a PyQt tutorial a long time back and have never used 
GTk at all so can't really comment on them.

> this has interested me. is embedded programming a different field to
> the type of programming in Python?

Yes, it is usually done using assembler and C or C++.
Some embedded work nowadays is done in Java - a reflection
of how cheap memory has become!

> is your work today still related to this area?

Not really, my company (a big telecomms business) got out of making 
bespoke hardware and now buys in standard commercial kit. My core job 
these days is as an "Enterprise Architect" and I do almost no 
programming now. I determine what IT systems are needed, the interfaces 
between them and review the high level systems designs. I act as a 
bridge between the business folks and the IT tech heads... I 'own' 
around 250 systems and oversee the technical work of around 1000 
developers, with about 20 projects running at any one time.

Python programming has become more of a hobby and personal
productivity tool nowadays. It keeps me sane and connected! :-)

Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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