When my wife was editing my books, she used Mou.app for live preview of the text so that she knows what the output is going to be like. The caveat was that Mou.app does plain Markdown and not Pandoc format which would mean the preview would be screwed up whenever there was a code block, etc., so, … Continue reading Created an app for live preview of Pandoc
Everyday I get emails from readers of my books and makes me wonder whether I am continuing to make that kind of impact.
"Coding Homework" is a small website that I have built to list small problems that one can work on, to learn how to use a new programming language. For example, small problems requiring to read from a file, or to use regular expressions, how to find duplicate files in a folder, and so on. Note … Continue reading Coding Problems for Homework
Roorky is a new startup that has created a new file format and software for interactive books. As part of the default installation of the software, they are bundling A Byte of Python free with the software. What is interesting is that this may help complete beginners who stumble in getting started with IDLE, etc. … Continue reading An interactive version of A Byte of Python
I was recently interviewed by CocoaCast (mp3) to talk about Python for their Mac developer community, as part of their "Unbound Developers" podcast series. I was apprehensive about doing this because I've never been live-interviewed before, but in the spirit of doing new things, I went ahead and it turned out to be fun. We … Continue reading Interview with CocoaCast
If you're the kind of person who prefers to read a physical book vs. online books, then you'll be happy to know that the A Byte of Python book is now available as a printed hard copy. The best part is that the hard-working translators can also publish their translations and sell the printed copies, … Continue reading A Byte of Python in hard copy
After a gap of 3.5 years, I've finally updated the ['A Byte of Python' book](http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python). The interesting news is that it is updated for the [upcoming Python 3.0 language](http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python_en:Introduction#About_Python_3.0) making it probably the first book to be _released_ for Python 3.0. The book is now a wiki too at [www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python](http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python) which means [you can contribute](http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Notes:Community_Portal) too!
Samuel Dias Neto has translated "A Byte of Python" to Brazilian Portuguese. Hats off to Sam! Update on 2011-Sep-01: Link updated
Yesterday, I got this mail from Christoph Zwerschke: Thanks a lot for "A Byte of Python". Since I thought it would be great if Python gets more popular in German, I participated in the German translation project at BerliOS started by Lutz Horn. Unfortunately, the translation progress stalled last year shortly before the work was … Continue reading German Bytes of Python
In a recent discussion on the byte-of-python list, an enthusiastic bunch of people were interested in seeing A Byte of Python available as a wiki so that readers can contribute directly as well. So, I followed up and made this announcement on the list recently : Hello all, As we have discussed, suggestions that Byte … Continue reading Byte of Python is now a wiki