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Building UIs in Python with FastUI

Episode #449, published Tue, Feb 13, 2024, recorded Mon, Jan 8, 2024

Building web UIs in Python has always been in interesting proposition. On one end, we have a the full web design story with artisanal HTML and CSS. On another end there are several Python platforms that aim to the bring RAD, rapid app development, style of building with Python. Those can be great, and I've covered a couple of them, but they usually reach a limit on what they can do or how they integrate with the larger web ecosystem. On this episode, we have Samuel Colvin to share his latest exciting project FastUI. With FastUI, you build responsive web applications using React without writing a single line of JavaScript, or touching npm. Yet designers and other tools can focus on React front-ends for a professional SPA like app experience.

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Samuel on Mastodon: fosstodon.org
Samuel on X: x.com

FastUI: github.com
FastUI Demos: fastui-demo.onrender.com
FastAPI: fastapi.tiangolo.com
Pydantic: pydantic.dev
How Did REST Come To Mean The Opposite of REST Article: htmx.org
Tailwind UI: tailwindui.com
Dropbase: dropbase.io
Anvil: anvil.works
Flutter code example: github.com
ReactJS code example: github.com
Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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