Well, my Watch Later playlist on YouTube is extra full now! A bunch of videos from really big programming conferences have just dropped.
PyCon 2017: 144 Videos!
Google IO 2017: 158 Videos!
Now, obviously not all videos are going to interest everyone, but there’s something for just about any Python programmer in the PyCon list, and I only went through the Android videos for GoogleIO and I got 10 videos added.
With Google IO came a really cool announcement for Kotlin-Android developers, too: Kotlin is now getting first class support from Google for Android!
Sorry about being terrible at keeping up to date with my blog; Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is partially to blame, but it’s still all my fault 🙂 Even this new post isn’t a proper post.
I just wanted to make sure as many people as possible have heard about the latest Humble Bundle! At the $1+ level, you get Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (a pretty decent book; I’ve looked through it), Doing Math with Python, Teach Your Kids to Code, and the No Starch Sampler (No Starch Press is the publisher of most, if not all the books in the bundle). At the $8+ level, there’s Gray Hat Python, Python Playground: Geeky Projects for the Curious Programmer, and Python for Kids. In the final, $15+ level, you get Black Hat Python, Invent Your Own Computer Games With Python, and Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming.
This is a crazy deal, since most of these books are worth more than $10 individually. PLUS, the money you pay can be divided however you like between No Starch Press, HumbleBundle.com, and the Python Software Foundation! I focused mostly on supporting the PSF, but made sure to share some with the other two as well. I hope many of you go and purchase some level of this bundle and help support Python and Python publishers!
So, this post was going to be completely different. I was going to do a post on how you can restrict the creation and scoping of certain objects using Python’s
with code blocks. Unfortunately,
with doesn’t restrict scope. Take the following code sample: Continue Reading
Hello, readers! It’s been quite a while, and I don’t really have an excuse, again. The best excuse I have is that, since I still don’t have a job, my life isn’t very structured, and I don’t get a lot done without structure. I’m working on it, though. Continue Reading
Hey everyone! It’s my first post of the new year! Usually, I do a bunch of book reviews at the beginning of the year, and I will certainly do that in upcoming posts. UPDATE: No, I won’t. Not this year. Sorry.
Also, don’t worry that I may have given up on my video series; I haven’t. I’m simply being a moron and doing other, less important things in my free time. I’m sure I’ll whip myself into shape soon enough.
Lastly, I’ve received a bunch of free copies of my book from Apress, so I’ll be coming up with some way to give those away sometime soon.
Onto THIS article now.
I need to start this article with a disclaimer: this isn’t really even a good idea. It’s really just a thought experiment that I did, and I’d like to show you how it could be done if you ever wanted to do it. Continue Reading
Some of you may know that Apress contacted me a little bit ago, wanting to publish my book under their brand. Well all the work is done now, and the book is up for sale on their web site, and soon it will be up on Amazon!
So go add the book to your wish lists!
Thanks for all your support, everyone. If I didn’t have a decent following, I’m not sure I would have written the book in the first place.
P.S. My second video is recorded. I just need to do some editing, and it will be put up soon.
Happy Thanksgiving all!
I finally created the first video of my video series on converting Java codebases to Kotlin. So I present it to you here as a Thanksgiving present.
Sorry if the audio is kind of clippy; I’ll be using more of a script for future videos to help keep me talking cleanly.