My weekly digest of sites, blogs, tools and other URLs which I’ve recently bookmarked for personal reference.
WxWidgets GUI Programming
I’ve been thinking about creating an application using the WxWidgets GUI API. I’ve read a lot about it, and many seem to really enjoy the results of the applications they’ve created with it.
For my own purposes, I’ve been looking for the ideal GUI API that would allow me to quickly create cross-platform desktop applications for Windows and Linux platforms (Mac would be a bonus). I’ve looked at QT, GTK, and MingGW.. but I’ve been turned off because they don’t seem to have strong Perl and/or Python bindings (although Perl strong with Tk, I’ve heard).
I’ve tried a small test Python program with WxWidgets (GTK version), and was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of the code. I think I’m going try some other tests, this time using Perl, as I want to note the differences in complexity between Perl and Python code. Currently, Perl is my canvas of choice ((Being that I see programming as an art, more than anything else)).