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- Automatic acquired by Sirius XM!
- Review of Bear notes app
- Notes from AIFrontiers conference
- New chinese translation of A Byte of Python
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- This blog has been featured as a recommended read in Outlook Magazine, for B-school students.
- This blog has been consistently rated as one of the top ten blogs in India, out of 20,000 blogs listed at Invesp BlogRank. Read about how it happened.
- Me, an influential GitHub user? Check out my GitHub projects.
- To know more about Swaroop, see the About page.
- Talk on Productivity at Barcamp Bangalore 10
- Passionate Programmer book review
- To get somewhere, you already have to be there
- Side-project: isbn.net.in
- Writing Principles
- The 5-year limit to being a coder in India?
- Leaving IonLab
- How Fresh Graduates Can Grow
- Why I do Time Tracking
- Why You Should Run
- Tadiyandamol Again for trekking
- The Singapore Series
A Byte of Python
This is a book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.
Syed Talal (19 years old) says: “The best thing I found was A Byte of Python, which is simply a brilliant book for a beginner. It’s well written, the concepts are well explained with self evident examples.”
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A Byte of Vim
A Byte of Vim is a guide to help you to learn to learn about Vim, the text editor of choice for many programmers. This guide is aimed at both beginners who do not know anything about vi or vim and wish to learn how to become more productive in their writing, and intermediate users who wish to pick up advanced Vim tricks.
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Who is Swaroop?
Swaroop C H (a.k.a. Swaroop Chitlur) currently works as a senior backend engineer at Automatic, the "app store for your car" company, in San Francisco. He has previously worked at Helpshift, Yahoo!, Adobe, his own startup, Infibeam and as an independent software consultant. Read more about him.
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