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Python GUI programming with Tkinter

By : Alan D. Moore
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Python GUI programming with Tkinter

By: Alan D. Moore

Overview of this book

Tkinter is a lightweight, portable, and easy-to-use graphical toolkit available in the Python Standard Library, widely used to build Python GUIs due to its simplicity and availability. This book teaches you to design and build graphical user interfaces that are functional, appealing, and user-friendly using the powerful combination of Python and Tkinter. After being introduced to Tkinter, you will be guided step-by-step through the application development process. Over the course of the book, your application will evolve from a simple data-entry form to a complex data management and visualization tool while maintaining a clean and robust design. In addition to building the GUI, you'll learn how to connect to external databases and network resources, test your code to avoid errors, and maximize performance using asynchronous programming. You'll make the most of Tkinter's cross-platform availability by learning how to maintain compatibility, mimic platform-native look and feel, and build executables for deployment across popular computing platforms. By the end of this book, you will have the skills and confidence to design and build powerful high-end GUI applications to solve real-world problems.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Using version control software

Our code is nicely structured for expansion, but there's one more critical item we should address: version control. You may already be familiar with a version control system (VCS), sometimes called revision control or source code management, but if not, it's an indispensable tool for dealing with a large and changing codebase.

When working on an application, we sometimes think we know what needs to be changed, but it turns out we're wrong. Sometimes we don't know exactly how to code something, and it takes several attempts to find the correct approach. Sometimes we need to revert to code that was changed a long time back. Sometimes we have multiple people working on the same piece of code, and we need to merge their changes together. Version control systems were created to address these issues and more.

There are dozens of different version control systems, but most of them work essentially the same:

  • You have a working copy of the code that you make changes to...