Wxpython in Action
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2010
After reading and following along with the examples of this book, I think that it's layout and style couldn't be improved upon very much. The amount of explanation for each topic is insightful and builds up to more complicated concepts seamlessly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2010
I am relatively new to python, and brand new to wxPython. I thought this book was an excellent introduction to general GUI programming, and very good at introducing WxPython. If you are interested in WxPython at all, I would highly recommend it.
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on March 7, 2009
This is the best book you can get for wxPython programming. The alternative is to jump around the Internet on a scavenger hunt, picking up little bits here and there, all out of sequence - you can do it, but it's not worth the time.

The price is typical for programming books, and easily worth it for a professional programmer like me. I used an on-line version for about three days, at which point I realized that it was available as a paper book. I ordered it right away. The paper book is easier to use, and includes good illustrations and examples.

"WxPython in Action" is suitable for beginners and old pros. The examples are detailed and progress step by step. Full source code is available for download from the publisher's web site.

"WxPython in Action" covers the wxWidgets GUI system as implemented in Python. It is not a Python tutorial. If you are new to Python, I recommend also purchasing "Learning Python" by Lutz.
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on March 4, 2008
I bought this book when I needed to write a wxpython app at work. I'd done a lot of programming in python before, but had very little experience writing gui apps and non using wx. This book got me up and running very quickly and I was using wxpython productivly almost imidiatly. This book gives a solid introduction to the basics on wxpython and how to test and develop wxpython apps.

However the book doesn't cover a lot of more advanced or complex topics. If you need to to anything that isn't the most common and obvious approach you'll be on your own. I quite quickly found myself running into problems that wheren't covered in this book.

So on the whole this is a great book for quickly getting you up and running, and will have you writing simple wxpython apps in no time. However for anything more complicated you need to consult other sources.
An Advanced WxPython in Action book would be most welcome.
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on June 28, 2015
Fun to read. If I have time I will finish reading the entire book. Excellent writing style, does not make you fall asleep, as so other programming books do.
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on September 11, 2013
The book is pretty good except for some of the code examples have errors. At least you learn to debug along the way.
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on July 9, 2015
Very disappointing book. Didn't cover the subject well and wasn't well layed out or written...went in the trash!
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on September 25, 2013
The book is good. Some of the code examples have errors and there is no errata on the books site or anything.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2006
This book got me started on WxPython and got me finishing a (very) small program within a week. It's an excellent reference, and even though it's the only book on wxpython, it is the best, and I think it will continue to be for a long time.

It does skimp in a couple of areas, and you do need to know (or learn) some Python to be able to use it, but it is, easily, one of the best programming books I've ever used.
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on January 12, 2007
If you are interested in doing wxPython programming this is a great resource and reference. Excellent book! (In fact probably the only one so far at Jan 2007).
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