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

Cristian Baltatescu cbaltatescu at greenvision.ro
Tue Mar 9 15:49:16 EST 2010


On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 10:09 PM, David Mintz <vtbludgeon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the replies.
>
> @Scott: I wondered about PHP+Gtk, and will give it a look. Is your book
> pretty much up-to-date?
>
> As for Adobe AIR etc, truth to tell I don't really even know what it is
> though I've heard of it. I'll do some reading. Qt, same answer. Not familiar
> with it though I've certainly seen the term thrown around.
>
> As for doing it as a webapp with https, that would be the easiest approach
> and I've considered it. I still don't think I want to even get into storing
> her sensitive data on a shared server or similar, so it would be stored on a
> home network... but ours is a primitive home office, having one Ubuntu
> laptop and one dual-boot desktop on which the kids are often running Windoze
> for the sake of their games, but the AMP stack would be on Linux, so if that
> box is the server and she wants to use this hypothetical app from the
> laptop... bla bla sorry to bore you.  OTOH if it is a self-contained
> standalone kind of thing and she wants to go from machine to machine...
>
> ...maybe I will go back to the webapp approach. Probably with belt plus
> suspenders, i.e., run inside our firewall AND https.
>
> Thanks again.
>
>
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Qt is C++, for the mainstream platforms (plus mobile), should deploy as
easily for any of those (for the kind of project you mentioned).
It's also the kind of stuff KDE is built upon and lately some of nokia's
stuff.

But yeah, why not a web app?
I guess people still feel "real", desktop apps are better.

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Cristian
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