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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Comparing Python to C/C++

Found this post on Quora.com. The graphic attached to it pretty much sums up why I like Python so much.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

3rd Edition is finally available

After more than a year, the latest edition of Learning to Program Using Python is available. The 3rd edition was just released on Amazon, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (links below). If there is a format you would like that isn't provided via one of these methods, please let me know and I'll see about getting it added.

Apart from the usual editing changes, new features include: web programming, GUI programming, using PyGame, parallel programming, using Python's documentation features, new sample programs, and a number of exercises for the reader.

Paperback: https://lnkd.in/eZFiGzk
Kindle: https://lnkd.in/eT8cikC
Other formats: https://lnkd.in/eiU-x2N

Monday, May 30, 2016

New edition next month

I'm currently working on the publication data for the book, and I have a volunteer assisting with the editing. I expect to have the new edition out sometime next month.

The book is approximately 300 pages, all of it actual material; I removed the GNU license information as people can view that online if they choose to, and it was just taking up space.

I haven't decided on pricing yet, but it will be comparable to the previous editions.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On the Home Stretch

I've finished adding new material to the 3rd Edition so now it's time to start editing it. While I'm primarily going to be doing it myself, I've received some assistance from some this blogs followers, which I appreciate. If anyone else wants to help out, please let me know via the comments.

I would like to get this edition out the door before the end of July, so the more help, the better. Primarily need people to just give a logic-check to the grammar, look for spelling errors, and (if so inclined) make sure the code examples work. I may have missed some of them, especially when converting from Python 2 to 3.