Created an app for live preview of Pandoc

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”

Coding Problems for Homework

“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. NoteContinue reading “Coding Problems for Homework”

An interactive version of A Byte of Python

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”

Interview with CocoaCast

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. WeContinue reading “Interview with CocoaCast”

A Byte of Python in hard copy

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”

Book updated for Python 3.0

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!

German Bytes of Python

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 wasContinue reading “German Bytes of Python”