gui Tales


New project: Nice Telescope Planner

New project: Nice Telescope Planner

And now, for something different, I have just dived into Java. I am sharing with you the first (pre-)release of Nice Telescope Planner, a simple cross-platform desktop utility for amateur astronomy hobbyists, written in Java. The aim is to provide an easy to use tool to help planning sky observation sessions, suggesting some of the interesting objects you may be able to watch at naked eye, or using amateur equipment (binoculars or small to medium size telescopes) in a given date/time and place.
Reading time: 3 minutes
Graphical User Interfaces on Python with tkinter

Graphical User Interfaces on Python with tkinter

This Wednesday, 1 August, I did a brief presentation on GUI programming on Python with Tkinter, at Blip.PT, during a Summer Talks event promoted together by DevOps Porto and Python Porto. This article puts together the main topics from my presentation, and adds a few details that I couldn’t fit in the short time of that session.
Reading time: 13 minutes
Mention on podcast

Mention on podcast

In a recent episode of the Python Bytes podcast, some of my programming projects are briefly mentioned, as a concrete example of how complex Python and tkinter may be used to create complex and good looking desktop graphical user interfaces.