Thursday, December 29, 2011
I'm not making a lot of money with it, but that's fine. My goal is to spread knowledge and give back to the FOSS community. Of course, I won't say no to receiving royalties though. :)
Once again, thanks for your appreciation of my work. Let me know what you would like to see in the next edition.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I've been thinking about adding a section about web programming, using either Django (which I haven't used yet, so it would be a good reason to learn) or Karrigell (which is a great web framework that is very easy to use). I think more expansion of GUI programming would be helpful as well, such as including screen shots and more discussion of GUI libraries.
I also don't know if rewriting the book to focus on Python 3.x would be good. It would relegate Python 2.x to a single chapter, much like the reverse of the book as it is now. People who are just starting in Python will most likely be using Python 3, but the installed Python version of *nix systems is usually an older version. Also, there is a lot of code in the wild that doesn't work with newer versions.
If you have an opinion about what to include, remove, or otherwise change in the next book version, please let me know.
Remember, you can always download the source code files themselves to see the code sections. There is always the PDF version, or the print copy of the book as well.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Additionally, I have received a proof of the hard copy book today. After reviewing it and making whatever changes are needed, I will make it available for purchase via Amazon and other book dealers. Notification will be made here.
Monday, October 10, 2011
An official Kindle version should also be coming out around the same time. Though you can currently download a Kindle (or other ebook-ready) version now, the official version should take care of any formatting problems you may have encountered. (I used Calibre to make the conversion, so I can't vouch for the reproduction accuracy).
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Based on reader feedback, I have reformatted the book to ensure the code blocks don't scroll off the edge of the screen. I have made new PDF, MOBI, EPUB, and HTML files, which can be found to the left. I have also uploaded the source code files for the code examples in the book.
Let me know what you think.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I'm still working on getting a hardcopy version of my book available via Amazon. Self-publishing is more complicated than expected; the legalese of the printing company makes me peruse their offerings carefully to ensure I am not giving up any important rights.
So, you can download the newest version of my Python programming book using the links on the left. I will provide a torrent file for those who prefer that method and PDF and HTML files as well. As soon as I get a chance, I intend to make an ebook-ready version, once I figure out the best format to use.
Let me know what you think and if you find any problems, typos, etc. that need to be corrected.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Pricing for the physical and Kindle versions hasn't been decided yet, but you'll probably be able to buy it just by saving your pocket change for a week or two.