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Old 07-26-2002, 11:32 AM   #1
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Language for a simple gui and database connectivity

I am probably going to write a small program that has an X gui and connects to a database. I wil need to learn the language though. I don't think the database connectivity will be a problem because most languages can connect to most databases (I will probably use MySQL).

I am looking for a relatively easy way to do the gui. Right now I am considering Python and Tkinter. Does anybody else have suggestions or would anyone like to compare/contrast it with other possibilities? Thanks.
Old 07-26-2002, 12:32 PM   #2
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Kylix/Delphi may be what you want. Its an integrated RAD which makes it quick and can make fairly good GUI interfaces. It also has the ability to interface with databases. Not good for huge projects but is good enough for most GUI things. Seems to have been designed primarily as a front end for things, that's the feel it gives off. Easy syntax (its what they teach us programming with at my college in England) but still fairly robust.

It is free (no money) for both linux and windows as long as its not for resale (in linux it has to be released under the GPL). Otherwise you have to buy the development enviroment.

Hope that helps some


P.S. From what ive heard python is a good language from what ive heard.
Old 07-26-2002, 12:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, I'll check it out.


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