New chinese translation of A Byte of Python

Thank you Mo Lun for creating a brand new Chinese translation of the latest version of A Byte of Python book! In Mo Lun’s words: I am a common journalism student from CYU, Beijing. And actually, I am an absolute newbie in Python programming when I start to translate this book. Initially, it was just […]

A Byte of Python converted to AsciiDoc for Python 2

I have converted the book to AsciiDoc format and also converted the book back to Python 2 (I got tired of readers emails who were confused between using Python 2 and reading the Python 3 version of the book and vice-versa). The updated online version is at The AsciiDoc sources are at PDF […]

[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 […]

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. […]