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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanks to everyone

Just wanted to say "Thank you" to everyone who has bought a copy of my book. It's only been available for purchase of two months but I've already sold 16 dead tree copies and 47 electronic books. I don't know how many free copies have been downloaded, since I'm not using a shopping cart system or anything like that.

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

The next version

Don't worry, I'm not going to put out another version so soon after making this one available. However, I would like some input from readers on what they would like to see in the next version, whenever I get ready to write it.

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.

An apology

I just wanted to let people know that I apologize for the formatting of the digital book files. I realize that the code sections look pretty horrendous in terms of spacing and can be hard to read. But hopefully the information is still usable to you.

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.