#go, #golang, #gui, #gioui
You want a GUI. Of course you do.
Command lines are great and all, but let’s face it, 95% of users aren’t power users. They want buttons to push, toggles to switch, and then to simply get on with their lives. Enter Gio, a great toolkit to build stunningly beautiful, lightning fast and flexible interfaces that meet your needs.
For an interface to work, it must be:
- No one will use an app that looks like #$%$#!”#
- Snappy, instant, responsive, immediate, direct
- Quick to code, easy to test
- Fits your needs, your ideas, your principles
- Not impose its will on you
- Simple should be simple, complex should be allowed
1 and 2 and 3. Beautiful AND Fast AND Flexible. No compromises.
“But I don’t know how.”
Agreed, the official Gio website is a bit advanced. Nice repos exist with many examples, but where should you start? If you’re a practical learner you simply want to get started, code something simple, and learn as you go along. That’s me at least, and if you’re like that too, we’re soulmates.
So let’s just do exactly that. The point here is to build something simple from the ground up, and touch upon concepts and ideas as we go along. Every step moves us forward, and every new feature builds on something we’ve touched upon before. The goal is to change the initial “I don’t know how.” to a more optimistic “I don’t know how - yet!”.
Come along for the ride!
I really like Gio, I like the people behind it, I sponsor it financially and I want it to succeed. But I´m by no means an expert. My goal is simply to share what I’ve learned in the hope that you find it useful. Hope that works.