Introduction to GUI
We no longer use Command-Line, after the introduction of graphical systems all the computers started to use GUI as the primary interface. And now a successful application is defined by the simple and easy-to-use user interface.
So if you are planning to develop a user-friendly application, then you should make the wise choice in selecting a programming language. In this article, you will get to know the top programming languages for GUI Development.
Okay without further ado let’s get started.
List of Top Programming Languages for GUI Development
Python is often used for developing and testing program prototypes because of its ability to do quick testing and rapid development. And it makes it the best choice for GUI development. Most new developers choose Python as their GUI development tool because of its GUI library.
Python supports various types of programming sectors like – Object-oriented, imperative, functional, and procedural. Python is an interpreted language and all written in code, thus it will be hard to build a GUI using python, however, the large GUI library makes it simple.
The GUI library is like a pre-build template or program which can be used by new developers for creating their applications. It has widgets and frameworks that can work on 30+ platforms.
Some of the well-known frameworks are as follows –
It is a tool that can render and run python scripts in a GUI format. It is compatible on most Unix platforms like macOS and Windows Systems.
It is a python language written in other languages such as C++, thus it will be easy for you to use if you’re familiar with C++.
iii) Dabo and CEF Python
The former targets WxPython and later targets Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Both of them are a framework that is best for cross-platform applications.
iv) Py-Series ++
And there are many other GUI frameworks that start with ‘Py’, so they are shortly called Py – Series. It includes Pyforms which encourages code reuse, PyGObject best GNOME project applications and there is GTK+ scripting writing option.
PyQt, a cross-platform framework is fully C++ written with many tools for API development. And there is also a noncommercial version called PySide. And last we have PyGUI which easily fits into the python ecosystem.
One demerit of developing a GUI using Java code is its speed. And that is the reason not many 3D games or interfaces are not created using Java. For example, Minecraft is created using Java and you can see that it doesn’t perform well on low-range or Mid-range computers.
But using an IDE like eclipse, in Java you can easily design a GUI graphically which can save a lot of time.
3. C/C++ GUI
As Computer enthusiasts C and C++ are the programming languages you will learn first or at the start. C and C++ are best for GUI development and graphics rendering. But you may not use them because of their compiled nature.
However, if speed is a prime focus for application then C/ C++ is the best option for you as the original machine code offers high speed. But coding C and C++ is not easy due to their complex nature and you get only a few options to edit and design.
And there are many other options for GUI development like C#, and VB.net with visual studio. Thus the best programming language for your GUI depends on your expertise and needs. If graphics and design are your prime focus Java is the best option for you and if speed is your focus then it’s C/C++.
Java is best for web applications and Python is best for mobile or desktop applications. So If you have any questions regarding the above languages please leave them in the comment section below.