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