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Introduction to Programming (using Python)
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Learn to program from someone whose been there.
Learn to program from someone whose been there.

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Secret Recipes of the Python Ninja
My new book is out now. I hope you like it. I'm working on the 4th Edition of my intro to Python book (through the same publisher). I expect to start writing it around September, so it should be available next spring.
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New book coming out
I see that I haven't been on this site since last August. However, I have a good excuse: I've been writing a new Python book for a publisher. The book is now going to the printers, so I have some time to get back here. The book is titled Secrets of the Pyth...
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Available on Codementor
In case you hadn't noticed, there is a new addition to the left navbar. I am now available for programming assistance via Codementor. While I don't know everything, I'm continually learning and have no problem helping others to become more familiar with Pyt...
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4th Edition ideas
I'm thinking of ideas to put into the next edition of my book. It's not going to be for a while, since the last edition just came out last June, but I like to plan for the future. So far, I want to add a chapter on unit testing, change the WebDev chapter fr...
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Python 3.6 is coming
Another link to FOSSBytes, this time about the new changes with Python 3.6 https://fossbytes.com/python-3-6-released-new-features/
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Just a link
Linking to this article from FOSSBytes, for those curious about "Why Python?" https://fossbytes.com/why-should-one-learn-python-programming-language/
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Software Engineering vs. Computer Science
(Note: This was originally written for my company's blog, but it hasn't been posted yet, so I'll post it here). This article is designed to show how software engineering (SE) is different from computer science (CS), and what is needed to become a good progr...
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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.
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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 met...
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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 licens...
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