wxPython Recipes Book Contest

I recently had my self-published book, “wxPython Cookbook” picked up by Apress and republished as wxPython Recipes. Since they gave me a few complimentary paperback copies, I have decided to do a little contest.

Rules

  • Post a comment telling me why you would want a copy
  • The most clever or heartfelt commenter will be chosen by me

The contest will run starting now until Monday, January 15th @ 11:59 p.m. CST.

The winner will be contacted by yours truly and I will sign the book and ship it wherever you want me to.

For those of you who want to purchase the book, Apress gave me a lame 20% off coupon that you can use for either the eBook or Paperback on their website: wx20

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  • Russel

    Hello Mike,
    Excuse my english level. But I’m french. And I’m a regular reader of your blog since i decided to learn Python to earn my live.
    Your blog already help me to learn and use wxPython to make my python code more user friendly.
    Your book would accelerate my learning of wxPython for sure.

    Thanks in advance.

    Russel,

  • Alfons

    I’m just working on a more beautiful GUI for my Control Interface for a DIY Vibrating Sample Magnetometer at the University. So I tried Kivy and it mostly does the job but I really should improve it and work on getting better at all that Python-GUI-stuff. I really would appreciate a copy of the book (but I miss the frontcover-artwork with the mice sitting around the campfire!!!).

  • Dan

    I have recently begun my journey down the Python rabbit hole. Programming is not my primary trade, but writing scripts is very useful in my job. I had been using Perl, but decided to give Python a try after having a specific script that I was having trouble with in Perl, but I knew the code I needed to use worked in Python. I read through the religious wars but had no strong ties to perl, nor any inherent hatred. After converting my script to Python, and learning a lot along the way, I realized that 1) All languages have their strengths and quirks, and 2) Python was intriguing and deserved more attention. So here I am, learning something new about Python on an almost daily basis. I recently was exploring lambda functions, and trying to figure out decorators. I happened upon this page, and thought that a book like yours would be extremely useful in the learning of Python. Thanks for your time.

    -Dan

  • This could be a great reason to develop my next project with wxPython instead of C# and VS for Mac! Hoping to get the book!

    Miguel

  • Nita Stefan Iulian

    I started to learn python just five days ago. I came across your blog looking for information about anonymous functions (lambda). And from there I learned about wxPython and found this post.
    It would be nice to learn from this book, but I think I have a long way trough Python befor wxPython. 🙂

  • Mary Muir

    I have found your blog has been very helpful in learning new techniques with Python. I would love to learn more about wxPython and using this in the Python programming I am doing

  • Hedgar

    Your short author bio in ‘Mastering Object Oriented Python’ especially the part when you said: ”… I would also like to thank Jesus Christ for saving me”, caught my eye. Instantly I said to myself this must be a confident dude that is not ashamed of confessing his faith. Ever since I have followed your blog religiously! I would be delighted to have an autograph copy of the book which I believe would come handy in my sojourn through the python language!

  • hedgar

    Your short author bio in ‘Mastering Object Oriented Python’ especially the part when you said: ”… I would also like to thank Jesus Christ for saving me”, caught my eye. Instantly I said to myself this must be a confident dude that is not ashamed of confessing his faith. Ever since I have followed your blog religiously! I would be delighted to have an autograph copy of the book which I believe would come handy in my sojourn through the python language!

  • Advent

    I would appreciate a cookbook as I wish to stop my dependence on
    StackOverflow for even the smallest things and just brush up with the
    the basic implementation way directly from your book.

  • Julie Marie Totsch

    Why I would want a copy of this book? There are many reasons, but the best three are these:
    1. I’m new to Python and want to read anything on which I can get my hands.
    2. You said you would sign it and I collect autographed books. After reading the book, I would place you on the shelf next to Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (and signed by her). Who wouldn’t want to be next to Carrie Fisher?
    3. My wife said I couldn’t buy anymore books until I finish reading the three she bought me for Christmas, but this wouldn’t be one I purchased, so I could bring it into the house.