published Dan Yeaw; 8 November 2018
Dan wrote a blog post about how to build your own Toga GUI Widget.
by Katie McLaughlin; published 25 October 2017
Cross-platform application development is a holy grail of software engineering. Write once, run everywhere - desktops, mobiles, and the web. There have been many attempts at this over the years, but the absolute pinnacle of this art form is to have no-one notice - you want your apps to look and feel like native apps so that your users can't tell. Bonus points is if your development happens in a language you already know and use. This is the goal of BeeWare: a suite of application tools and libraries that to develop native cross platform applications in Python. During this short presentation Katie will take you on a tour of the BeeWare stack, and describe how we've used the project as an incubator for new open source contributors around the world.
(The talk was unfortunately not recorded, but Katie has recorded a screencast for us!)
Covered in Bees! Deploying an app to 6 platforms in 20 minutes
by Russell Keith-Magee; published 5 August 2017
Have you ever wanted to write a GUI application you can run on your laptop? What about an app that you can run on your phone? Historically, these have been difficult to achieve with Python, and impossible to achieve without learning a different API for each platform. But no more.
BeeWare is a collection of tools and libraries that allows you to build cross-platform native GUI applications in pure Python, targeting desktop, mobile and web platforms. In this talk, you'll be introduced to the BeeWare suite of tools and libraries, and see how you can use them to develop, from scratch, a simple GUI application that can be deployed as a standalone desktop application, a mobile phone application, and a single page webapp - without making any changes to the application's codebase.
How to write a Python transpiler
by Russell Keith-Magee; published 20 May 2017
We all know Python is a powerful and expressive programming language. What you may not know is how much of the internals of Python itself is exposed for you to use and manipulate.
In this talk, you'll be introduced to the tools and libraries Python provides to manipulate the compilation and execution of Python code. You will also see how you can use those tools to target execution environments other than the CPython virtual machine.
Snek in the Browser
by Katie McLaughlin; published 19 May 2017
Python is a decades-strong language with a large community, and it has a solid foundation on the server, but it doesn't have a good user story in the browser... until now.
published Katie McLaughlin; 28 April 2017
Katie wrote an article about BeeWare and her PyCon US 2017 talk for OpenSource.com.
published Anthony Shaw; 4 February 2017
Anthony Shaw walks through the process of using Briefcase, Toga, and the Python iOS support tools to build a remote control app for his TV.
published Elias Dorneles; 28 October 2016
Elias Dorneles writs on why he thinks BeeWare is awesome and why you should help build it.
published Jacob Stoebel; 16 October 2016
The Python function mktime tells us how many seconds a datetime is from the epoch. It is based on the C function of the same name and while this makes it run fast, it also means it is platform dependent. The goal of Batavia is to bring Python to the web browser meaning platform dependencies need to be ironed out.
by Michael Kennedy; published 9 October 2016
Could you write me a Python app for the wide range of platforms out there? Oh, wait, I want them to be native GUI applications. And I need them on mobile (Android, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS) as well as major desktop apps. I also need them to appear indistinguishable from native apps (be a .app on macOS, .exe on Windows, etc).
What technology would you use for this? This week I'll introduce you to a wide set of small, focused and powerful tools that make all of this, and more, possible. We're speaking with Russell Keith-Magee, founder of the Beeware project.
There's lots of great content here, but if you haven't got time to consume it all, here's our pick of the best of the best:
- Covered in Bees! Deploying an app to 6 platforms in 20 minutes
- Python All The Things
- 500 Lines: A Python Interpreter Written in Python
- A Tale of Two Cellphones
If you write an article, record a screencast, or publish something else that you think might be of interest to the BeeWare community, please get in touch.