Part 1. Getting started

Our goal in part 1 is to get you up to speed on what Griffon offers to the desktop application development experience by diving directly into code. Part 1 is all about hitting the ground running.

We’ll introduce you to Griffon by guiding you through building your first Griffon application: a simple multitabbed file viewer. You’ll experience most of the tasks required to design, build, package, and deploy an application; and we’ll take a quick look at the building blocks of the framework, its conventions, and the application’s life cycle.

Taking inspiration from mythology, a Griffon (or Griffin) is a mystical beast that’s half eagle, half lion. In antiquity, the lion was considered the king of beasts, while the eagle ...

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