"You can use this Linux Productivity Magazine issue as a Perl Tk
tutorial. It's based on my speech timer, and as such gives you a
solid Perl Tk foundation.
"Actually, my Perl Tk progress is well beyond what you'll read
in this mag. I'm 90% complete in creating a generic picklist
object, which was one of Clarion's main weapons in the war against
lengthy development. In Perl Tk, Part 2, which comes out next
month, you'll see this object and hopefully a picklist driven
field, Clarion's other killer object. In Part 2 you'll also see
examples of SQL linkage, and hopefully generic picklists, fields
and forms that you can quickly code to interface with SQL.
"Of course, you and I both know that possession of these
components doesn't guarantee fast development, at least for those
not intimately familiar with the toolset. For that kind of casual
speed, you need a development environment that helps build the
generic parts of the app. Clarion used a template-driven
interface--perhaps I'll try the same thing next month, or possibly
the month after if this becomes a 3 month series..."
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