[Tech] Why is “Database Layer as a REST API” not common?

We have "database APIs" such as abstraction layers over multiple SQL databases and ORMs. But why not take it to the next step and make it a REST API like any other network call that we can make? Advantages would be: The sharing of database ORM models across multiple programming languages will be seamless. Making … Continue reading [Tech] Why is “Database Layer as a REST API” not common?

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

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!