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Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By : Burkhard Meier
Book Image

Python GUI Programming Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

By: Burkhard Meier

Overview of this book

Python is a multi-domain, interpreted programming language. It is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. It is often used as a scripting language because of its forgiving syntax and compatibility with a wide variety of different eco-systems. Python GUI Programming Cookbook follows a task-based approach to help you create beautiful and very effective GUIs with the least amount of code necessary. This book will guide you through the very basics of creating a fully functional GUI in Python with only a few lines of code. Each and every recipe adds more widgets to the GUIs we are creating. While the cookbook recipes all stand on their own, there is a common theme running through all of them. As our GUIs keep expanding, using more and more widgets, we start to talk to networks, databases, and graphical libraries that greatly enhance our GUI’s functionality. This book is what you need to expand your knowledge on the subject of GUIs, and make sure you’re not missing out in the long run.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 8. Internationalization and Testing

In this chapter, we will internationalize and test our Python GUI, covering the following recipes:

  • Displaying widget text in different languages
  • Changing the entire GUI language all at once
  • Localizing the GUI
  • Preparing the GUI for internationalization
  • How to design a GUI in an agile fashion
  • Do we need to test the GUI code?
  • Setting debug watches
  • Configuring different debug output levels
  • Creating self-testing code using Python's __main__ section
  • Creating robust GUIs using unit tests
  • How to write unit tests using the Eclipse PyDev IDE