The IDEs of Python. Tools for cross-platform Python application development.
The IDEs of Python
Python has proven itself as a highly capable language - approachable for newcomers, but powerful in the hands of experts. The BeeWare Project aims to take the power of Python as a language, and use it to enable users of all skill levels to develop applications with native user interfaces; to do for mobile and desktop user-facing software the same thing that Django has done for web software. This means giving users a set of tools and libraries that enables them to develop rich, native user interfaces, and deploy them to their devices, including:
- Tools to enable Python to run on different devices,
- Tools to package a Python project so it can run on those devices,
- Libraries to access the native capabilities of devices,
- Tools to help develop, debug, and deploy these projects.
If Python isn't available as a first-class option on a platform, we'll do whatever is necessary to make Python available as a development language. And when we have the opportunity to embrace Python idiom for an API or a design, we're going to do just that.
It's easy to use themes to achieve cross-platform. However, it's easy to spot apps that have been built using themes - they're the ones that don't behave quite like any other app. BeeWare uses native widgets and native functionality, rather than using a theme-based approach to application development. We also distribute our tools and libraries using platform-native distribution channels, such as app stores.
More than just code
We're not just about software, though. We also aim to be a project with a social conscience. We aim to develop and maintain a diverse and inclusive community, and we have a Code of Conduct that is rigorously enforced. We also aspire to develop a healthy and sustainable community - one that is aware of mental health issues of its participants, and provides the resources for people to start engaging, and continue to engage with the community.
BeeWare Project 2017 Projects
Batavia improvements: JSON module, Generators and othersThis project consists of a number of features and improvements that further advance BeeWare's Batavia: Complete implementation of dict and list data...
Port Cricket to use Toga, instead of TkinterCricket's GUI interface is currently implemented using Tkinter, which has a lot of limitations. The main goal is the complete port of Cricket to use...
Toga Settings API and Inward Facing Testing APIPrograms and settings are a inseparably bound with each other. Every professional application gives users the freedom to change default values to...