Python GUI Programming with Tkinter - Second Edition

By Alan D. Moore
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About this book

Tkinter is widely used to build GUIs in Python due to its simplicity. In this book, you’ll discover Tkinter’s strengths and overcome its challenges as you learn to develop fully featured GUI applications.

Python GUI Programming with Tkinter, Second Edition will not only provide you with a working knowledge of the Tkinter GUI library, but also a valuable set of skills that will enable you to plan, implement, and maintain larger applications. Starting from a set of business requirements for a simple data entry form, you’ll build a full-blown application from the ground up, learning how to grow and improve your code in response to continually changing user and business needs.

You’ll develop a practical understanding of tools and techniques used to manage this evolving codebase, such as version control and unit testing, separation of concerns through the ubiquitous model-view-controller (MVC) design pattern, and object-oriented programming (OOP) to organize your code and go beyond the default Tkinter widget capabilities.

Throughout, the design choices you make are contextualized in important real-world terms. You’ll gain experience with technologies often used in workplace applications, such as SQL databases, network services, and data visualization libraries. You’ll also package your application for wider distribution and tackle the challenge of maintaining compatibility across multiple platforms.

Publication date:
November 2021

About the Author

  • Alan D. Moore

    Alan D. Moore is a data analyst and software developer who has been solving problems with Python since 2006. He's developed both open source and private code using frameworks like Django, Flask, Qt, and of course Tkinter, and is known to contribute to various open-source Python and JavaScript projects.

    Alan maintains a YouTube channel, “Alan D Moore Codes”, where he posts Python, PyQt, and Tkinter tutorials.

    Alan lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where he works for the County Government, and with his wife Cara raises a crew of children who are just as geeky as their dad.

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