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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Edition in the Works

It's been quite some time since I posted on here. Since the last post, I've come to realize that my dreams of getting Certified Python Programmer isn't going to happen anytime soon. The cost is just too much right now, especially as I will be retiring from the military next year and I'm starting a consulting business.

However, that doesn't mean I've given up on Python, nor have I stopped writing. There have been a number of changes in the Python world since the last edition, most notably the use of Python3. So, I'm now in the process of revising my book again, incorporating some of the language changes and highlighting new libraries and modules that have been developed.

In addition, with the focus on web pages nowadays, I'd like to expand the chapter on web development. There are also a few, more advanced things I've been asked about, so I'm thinking of expanding the scope of the book.

At the same time, there are some changes that need to be made to the book. Nothing significant (I'm not planning on re-writing the thing from scratch), but hopefully enough to answer some of the questions and observations people have identified.

If you have any suggestions or requests for the next edition, please let me know in the comments.


Paul Parks said...

Hi, Cody,

I just discovered that my C# implementation of "99 Bottles of Beer" is in your Python book. I had to laugh a little, since it was a rather tongue-in-cheek implementation, but I appreciate the exposure nonetheless. I just ordered a paperback copy to add to my library, and also to use to start learning Python.

Best regards,
Paul M. Parks

Cody Jackson said...

Glad to hear it, Paul. If you ever feel like revising your code, let me know and I'll include it in the book; I included a variety of languages so readers will see how they compare to each other.