Posts in 2022

  • GUI Showdown

    Friday, February 11, 2022 in Blog

    Andy’s GUI Showdown - The same application, implemented in various ways - which is better, cleaner, more understandable etc? Like the TodoMVC “Rosetta Stone” project, but uses a different example application, and includes Python as …

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  • History of this Blog

    Friday, January 21, 2022 in Blog

    These blog posts are often based on presentations that I have given to live audiences at various programmer enthusiast user groups or conferences. Talks given but unfortunately no website presentation materials 2007 July - Object Role Modeling - What …

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Posts in 2020

Posts in 2019

  • Django View logging is back-the-front

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 in Blog

    Have you ever looked through your Django log files and console messages, felt something was out of order and didn’t make sense, but couldn’t quite put your finger on it? Here is an example of what I mean. Here is some view code: def …

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  • Getting wxPython apps into the Ubuntu app store

    Saturday, April 06, 2019 in Blog

    Have you ever dreamt of getting your own apps in the Ubuntu app store? Here’s how. I wanted to get my UML tool for Python, Pynsource, into the Ubuntu/Snapcraft app store for a long time. This is the story of how I made that happen. It certainly …

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  • Async/await for wxPython

    Saturday, March 02, 2019 in Blog

    How to build Python 3 GUI apps with asynchronous functionality. Python 3’s support of async/await is the new hotness, allowing cooperative computation with reduced complexity and without needing threads — as long as you use async compatible libraries …

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Posts in 2018

  • Building a Python-Electron App

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018 in Blog

    Building a normal, deployable application for Mac or Windows, using Python 3 is hard. There is nothing like Visual Studio or Delphi (remember that?) for Python where you can drag and drop to design a GUI, press a button and get an .exe or .app to …

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  • Python AST Parsing

    Friday, June 01, 2018 in Blog

    How I used the Python AST capabilities to build the Python to Rpn converter. Python compilation pipeline My program works at the AST stage of the compilation pipeline: Specifically my approach has been to use Python’s built in ability to parse …

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Posts in 2011

  • UML Layout

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 in Blog

    Developing a Layout Algorithm for UML diagrams Intro Presented to the Melbourne Patterns Group, Wednesday 6th April 2011 6:30 PM The Problem: Untangling UML Diagrams Terms Nodes – these are the shapes/rectangles Edges – these are the lines connecting …

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