January 11, 2008
Review: Rapid GUI Programming With PytQt
Author: JT Smith
Qt is one of the best known and most widely used of the multi-platform GUI programming frameworks. It is best known as a widget toolkit coded in C++, and is at the heart of the KDE Linux desktop, the Opera browser, Skype and a host of other applications. However, just because Qt is coded in C++ that doesn't mean you're limited to C++ if you want to make use it. There are Qt bindings in a variety of languages, including Java, Python, Ruby and more. In the case of Python, PyQt is a mature and popular GUI framework that enables Python developers to easily create feature rich and good looking GUI applications. And for those developers wanting to gain a good grounding in how to do this Mark Summerfield, one of the authors of the rather excellent 'C++ GUI Programming With Qt 4', has put turned his attention to Python and PyQt.