| ||Date ||Title ||Author ||Hits |
| || 11-28-05 || ||A.P.Rajshekhar ||434406 |
Python offers network programmers a variety of options and an excellent degree of flexibility for tackling various situations. This article shows you how to take advantage of that flexibility by using raw sockets to create network oriented applications.
| || 11-17-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||91864 |
XML can be used for describing data without needing a database. However, this leaves us with the problem of interpreting the data embedded within the XML. This is where Python comes to the rescue, as Peyton explains.
| || 10-26-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||37816 |
If you've been following this series of articles closely, then you already have the skills necessary to develop applications that communicate through IRC. The Python-IRCLib library is easy to learn and use, so putting it to work should not be a difficult task at all. However, the library contains a few more gems that are worth taking a look at, and these gems can make your development process go even more smoothly.
| || 10-19-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||30169 |
In the last article, you were taught about events in Python-IRCLib. You were taught what some common events are, how to catch them and how to properly respond to them. While a grasp of events is crucial to developing applications that interact through IRC, it's important to realize that Python-IRCLib doesn't just deal with responding to events. The library is a few dozen kilobytes, and all of that space obviously does not contain code that deals with events. The library contains many more features, and we'll take a look at some of them in this article.
| || 10-05-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||100613 |
Python is very suitable for working with the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol. But working directly with a protocol can be a bit messy. Fortunately, there is a library that can simplify this work: Python-IRCLib. This article, the first of three parts, takes a look at this library and what you can do with it, with a focus on event handling.
| || 09-13-05 || ||Michael Swanson ||204452 |
The previous two articles in this series discussed connecting to the two major types of email servers and downloading messages. The task yet to be discussed is the actual sending of a message and how to represent an email message logically. In the first part of this article, we will discuss how to create the local data structure to represent an email message. The second part deals with actually connecting to an SMTP server and sending the message.
| || 08-29-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||57405 |
I'm sure you know all about wxPython's primary frame, wxFrame. It is the basis for most of your windows and will most likely continue to be. Of course, though, wxPython offers other things to put controls on. I'm sure you're getting bored of attaching your controls to slight variations of the same exact thing. In this article, we'll explore other frames offered by wxPython, examining what they are for, how they are used and how to change their appearance.
| || 08-22-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||104323 |
In this article, we will focus on two basic controls and a few relatives: checkboxes and radio buttons. Both controls give the user a variety of options and yet him or her choose anywhere from one to all of them.
| || 08-15-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||27542 |
A well-designed application will have its widgets organized neatly so that a user can easily access them. To accomplish this, we can use sizers to organize widgets, making them easier to locate and use. However, there are more methods of organization beyond sizers. This article will introduce you to methods of organization that work in conjunction with sizers and such, so you can organize your widgets even more, further benefitting those who use your applications.
| || 08-01-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||187625 |
You are probably already familiar with a few dialogs that can be used in your wxPython applications. Of course, wxPython contains many more dialogs, ranging in complexity from very simple to pretty advanced and covering a variety of topics, from text selection to color selection. In this article, we'll take a look at more of wxPython's dialogs – what they are for and how they are placed in an application.
| || 07-13-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||68518 |
wxPython is a library that makes it easy for Python programmers to build graphical user interfaces. Over the past few weeks, you have seen some articles covering this library. This week, you will learn how to create a simple but useful application with wxPython.
| || 07-06-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||96223 |
Controls are, obviously, essential to your wxPython applications. They allow you to gather input from the user so that you can make decisions based on that input. Let's take a close look at a few controls availible to you and your applications. This article will cover wxChoice, wxComboBox, wxListBox and wxTextCtrl. It is the third one in a series about wxPython.
| || 06-29-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||33890 |
While absolute positioning of controls may work in some odd cases, absolute positioning isn't convenient or pretty. This article will explain methods that can be used to better oganize controls in your wxPython aplications.
| || 06-22-05 || ||Peyton McCullough ||74201 |
This article is the first in a series covering wxPython, a library that makes it easy for Python programmers to build graphical user interfaces. It introduces some simple dialogs, explains how to create a simple frame, how to create a menu, and how to add two basic controls to a panel.
| || 05-16-05 || ||Michael Swanson ||199875 |
The first article in this series discussed how to access a POP3 server with a Python script. While that protocol is useful for learning the basics of how email works, IMAP is the protocol most used today. This article covers this more complicated protocol.