[nycphp-talk] good language for small GUI app?

David Mintz david at
Tue Mar 9 09:42:42 EST 2010

Here's a question I know you're all gonna love.

I'm considering writing a small desktop GUI app for my psychotherapist wife
to manage her patient records. It will run on Linux but I guess it would be
good if it's cross-platform. I think sqlite would be a good choice for the
backend. What's a good programming language for the front? It looks like
Python is a popular choice for this kind of scenario.

I happen to speak PHP, Java (went to the trouble of getting Sun-certified in
2006 but have rarely used the language), and Perl (though I was never a
black belt and haven't used it much for years). This would provide an excuse
to learn another language.

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David Mintz
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