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Programming Applications with Python: Graphics User Interface (GUI)

Discover how to create a GUI using Python and start to explore creating APIs.

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Programming Applications with Python: Graphics User Interface (GUI)

721 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Make a GUI application in Python

On this course, you’ll explore a common use for Python – how to create a successful GUI.

GUIs are a crucial aspect of any web service, and knowing how to create one is a vital skill for furthering your career in programming.

Create web applications using Python

Prepare to explore every aspect of creating GUI applications, from how to create a window and buttons, to adding images, dropdown menus, radio buttons, and checkboxes.

You’ll be introduced to a Python Tkinter library and discover how it can be used to make a GUI.

Interactive exercises, videos, and quizzes will help you retain information and test your knowledge throughout.

Explore web development frameworks in Python

You’ll then get a comprehensive introduction to web development frameworks, learning the pros and cons of using Python for web development and building server-side applications.

You’ll also discover what application programming interfaces (APIs) are, and how to create an API in Python using a Flask framework.

You’ll come away from this course with the skills needed to apply for in-demand programming roles in software development.

What topics will you cover?

  • Python
  • Creating GUIs
  • Web development

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify and define key elements needed to create a GUI using Python
  • Identify and define key elements for web development using Python

Who is the course for?

This course would appeal to:

  • Those looking for an entry-level role as a programmer.
  • Established technology professionals wanting to better understand the versatility of Python.
  • Technology team leaders looking to better understand key concepts to more effectively manage development teams.

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What software or tools do you need?

On this course we’ll be using Python. We recommend you use a computer to access these elements.

Who will you learn with?

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