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Paolo Amoroso: Revisiting Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio

One of the books I read on Kivy, a Python cross-platform GUI framework, is Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio: With Pyjnius, Plyer, and Buildozer by Ahmed Fawzy Mohamed Gad (Apress, 2019). My comments on the book, which focused on it not being a good match for my learning needs, sounded negative. Perhaps unnecessarily so. The cover of Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio in Google Play Books on my Pixel 2 XL. The author, Ahmed Fawzy Mohamed Gad, emailed me concerning…

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Programming 

Python and PyQt: Building a GUI Desktop Calculator

Even as web and mobile applications appear to overtake the software development market, there’s still a demand for traditional Graphical User Interface (GUI) desktop applications. For developers who are interested in building these kinds of applications in Python, there are a wide variety of libraries to choose from, including Tkinter, wxPython, PyQt, PySide2, and others. In this tutorial, you’ll develop GUI desktop applications with Python and PyQt. You’ll learn how to: Create Graphical User Interfaces with Python and PyQt Give life to your applications by connecting user events to concrete…

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Building an Admin Dashboard Layout With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript

What You’ll Be Creating In this new tutorial, we’ll create a responsive admin dashboard layout with CSS and a touch of JavaScript. To build it, we’ll borrow some ideas from the WordPress dashboard, such as its collapsible sidebar menu. Throughout the tutorial we’ll face plenty of challenges, but ones which will give us good practice for enhancing our front-end skills. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the final admin dashboard demo (hit the Collapse button at the foot of the sidebar to see the collapsible nav in action, and…

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Programming 

Building a Python C Extension Module

There are several ways in which you can extend the functionality of Python. One of these is to write your Python module in C or C++. This process can lead to improved performance and better access to C library functions and system calls. In this tutorial, you’ll discover how to use the Python API to write Python C extension modules. You’ll learn how to: Invoke C functions from within Python Pass arguments from Python to C and parse them accordingly Raise exceptions from C code and create custom Python exceptions…

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Programming 

Wuthering Bytes 2019 – building IoT and Industry 4.0 applications using Python

Two days ago, during the fourth day of Wuthering Bytes 2019, we’ve had two fully-packed workshops about building IoT and Industry 4.0 applications using Python, with Zerynth tools. And if you don’t already know, Wuthering Bytes is a tech festival that takes place every summer in a small town in the UK called Hebden Bridge, in West Yorkshire. The festival started on August 30th, and it will last until September 8th. Like we mentioned above, there were two Zerynth workshops. One in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Both…

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