Going GUI

Martin Breuss
Jan 7, 2017 · 1 min read

I wrote a tiny search engine (it looks for search terms on pre-defined webpages), and a friend told me that

What is this? I can’t show this to anyone. No one who doesn’t program will know what to do with that. Can’t you write a GUI for python?

And he’s right. Programs that run in the shell (or in my favorite quasi-GUI jupyter notebooks) don’t make it easy to show your work to people. So, no. Until yesterday I couldn’t write a GUI for python. Enter: Tkinter.

I experimented a few hours and managed to write a simple GUI that runs the tiny search engine code. Check it out here! It looks like this:

My first python GUI — a classic engine search 😉

Like anywhere, effective communication is extremely important in order to get a message across. And it always depends on the audience you’re speaking to.

Good things might go unnoticed, just because the person you are communicating with does not know that “language”.

So here’s my first step of going GUI — maybe it’s worth the extra effort : )

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