There are several possibilities for starting out with Python and PyQt. You can buy BlackAdder, the PyQt IDE, or you can download the freely available components — Python, Qt and PyQt and use your own tools to write your application.
In this part I'll first guide you through the installation of BlackAdder or PyQt. Then we make a brief tour of the interface of BlackAdder. A very short introduction to Python and the first concepts of programming follows, and we conclude with a chapter on using the BlackAdder debugger.