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Created an app for live preview of Pandoc

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When my wife was editing my books, she used Mou.app for live preview of the text so that she knows what the output is going to be like. The caveat was that ...

A Byte of Python now available as EPUB

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Thanks to my wife, who converted the book from Mediawiki syntax to Pandoc format, readers can now enjoy the book in their iBooks or Kindle, etc.

Everyday reminder about Impact

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Everyday I get emails from readers of my books and makes me wonder whether I am continuing to make that kind of impact.

Coding Problems for Homework

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"Coding Homework" is a small website that I have built to list small problems that one can work on, to learn how to use a new programming language. For exam...

An interactive version of A Byte of Python

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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 ...

Interview with CocoaCast

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I was recently interviewed by CocoaCast (mp3) to talk about Python for their Mac developer community, as part of their "Unbound Developers" podcast series.

A Byte of Python in hard copy

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If you're the kind of person who prefers to read a physical book vs. online books, then you'll be happy to know that the A Byte of Python book is now availab...

Book updated for Python 3.0

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After a gap of 3.5 years, I’ve finally updated the ‘A Byte of Python’ book. The interesting news is that it is updated for the upcoming Python 3.0 language m...

Byte of Python is now a wiki

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In a recent discussion on the byte-of-python list, an enthusiastic bunch of people were interested in seeing A Byte of Python available as a wiki so that rea...

Watching a person learn a skill

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I love the moment when you help somebody learn something and they have that sparkle in their eye when they realized they understood it. Here's one of those v...

foss.in day 2

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Today morning, the first session was a Linux Kernel roadmap by Jonathan Corbet. Although I've never been a kernel-level guy, the talk was interesting and he ...

Thout Bytes

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OSoft, Inc. have released my book 'A Byte of Python' in Thout format. There are two aspects of Thout - one is that the Thout format is based on XHTML and sec...

Coming soon - Learn Python in German

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Lutz Horn, Bernd Hengelein and Christoph Zwerschke have volunteered and started to translate my Python beginner's book to German! The project is hosted at de...

Learn Python in Chinese

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Juan Shen has translated my beginner's book on Python 'A Byte of Python' to Simplified Chinese! Juan Shen is postgraduate at Wireless Telecommunication Grad...

Redesigned my book website

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I have redesigned ByteOfPython.info and now have a nice and clean theme based on Negen.

Deliciously popular

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This is cool - 'A Byte of Python' is the most popular link for the python tag in del.icio.us! In fact, its been bookmarked by 53 people (as of now)!

Byte parts

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I've been working on restructuring my book and split it into Part I - The Language and Part II - The Libraries. I am designing it such that readers can learn...

Byte of Python revived

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The 1.20 version of 'A Byte of Python' is finally out - this new release has been long overdue - more than 9 months since the last release. This is the reviv...

Python workshop at NIT Calicut

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I've been invited to conduct a workshop on Python at NIT (formerly REC), Calicut, Kerala. It'll be most probably on 29th of this month (date to be yet confir...

Distro considerations

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I was using MEPIS Linux for the past 4 days after a high recommendation by Pradeep and I was remarkably surprised by the ease of install.

Talking Python

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I tried to get some work done yesterday but after a long day and me being the lazy guy that I am, I just went to sleep after getting back... I woke up today ...

Gloomy Weather

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It's such a gloomy weather here in Bangalore... sigh. It's been raining cats and dogs and as a result I got cold, cough and fever... and I'm just recovering...

Thanks for coming

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More than 320 visitors have visited my website in the last 2 days alone ! Also, there have been more than 225 downloads of my Python book ( http://www.pytho...

Language Interoperability Problems

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My article on Mono ( http://www.g2swaroop.net/writings/why-mono/ ) is being discussed at a Slashdot-like site called gildot.org and they are all talking in ...