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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints

By : Bhaskar Chaudhary
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Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints

By: Bhaskar Chaudhary

Overview of this book

Tkinter is the built-in GUI package that comes with standard Python distributions. It is a cross-platform package, which means you build once and deploy everywhere. It is simple to use and intuitive in nature, making it suitable for programmers and non-programmers alike. This book will help you master the art of GUI programming. It delivers the bigger picture of GUI programming by building real-world, productive, and fun applications such as a text editor, drum machine, game of chess, media player, drawing application, chat application, screen saver, port scanner, and many more. In every project, you will build on the skills acquired in the previous project and gain more expertise. You will learn to write multithreaded programs, network programs, database driven programs and more. You will also get to know the modern best practices involved in writing GUI apps. With its rich source of sample code, you can build upon the knowledge gained with this book and use it in your own projects in the discipline of your choice.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Tkinter GUI Application Development Blueprints
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Tips for program design

Let's take a look at a few generic tips for program design.

The model-first policy versus the code-first policy

A well-designed model is half the work done. That said, the model is not very evident sometimes when you start writing the program. In such cases, you can break the rules and try out the code-first philosophy. The idea is to incrementally build your program from the ground up, refactor your code, and model, as your clarity about the program gets better.

Separating the model from the view

The need to separate the model or data structure from the view is the key to building scalable applications. While it is possible to intermix the two components, you will soon find your program getting messy and difficult to maintain.

Selecting the right data structure

Selecting the right data structure can have a profound impact on the performance of a program. If your program requires you to spend considerable time on lookups, use a dictionary, if feasible. When all that you...