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. Its flexible
syntax enables developers to write short scripts while at the same time
being able to use object-oriented concepts to develop very large
This course follows a task-based approach to help you create
beautiful and very effective GUIs with the least amount of code
necessary. This course uses the simplest programming style, using the
fewest lines of code to create a GUI in Python, and then advances to
using object-oriented programming in later sections. If you are new to
object-oriented programming (OOP), this video course will teach you how
to take advantage of the OOP coding style in the context of creating
GUIs written in Python.
Throughout this course, you will develop an entire GUI application,
building features into it and connecting the GUI to a database. In the
later sections, you will explore additional Python GUI frameworks using
best practices. You will also learn how to use threading to ensure your
GUI doesn't go unresponsive.
By the end of the course, you will be an expert in Python GUI
programming and will be able to develop a common set of GUI
About the Author
Burkhard A. Meier has more than 15 years' of professional experience working in the software industry as a software tester and developer, specializing in software test automation development, execution, and analysis. He has a very strong background in SQL relational database administration, the development of stored procedures, and debugging code. While he is experienced in Visual Studio .NET C#, Visual Test, TestComplete, and other testing languages (such as C/C++), the author's main focus over the past two years has been on developing test automation written in Python 3 to test the leading edge of FLIR ONE infrared cameras for iPhone and Android smart phones as well as handheld tablets. Being highly appreciative of art, beauty, and programming, the author developed GUIs in C# and Python to streamline everyday test automation tasks, enabling these automated tests to run unattended for weeks, collecting very useful data to be analyzed, automatically plotted into graphs, and e-mailed to upper management upon completion of nightly automated test runs. His previous jobs include working as a senior test automation engineer and designer for InfoGenesis (now Agilysys), QAD, InTouch Health, and presently, FLIR Systems.