Category Archives: Books

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Less than 2 Days to Go on wxPython Book Kickstarter

My latest book, Create GUI Applications with wxPython, is coming along nicely. I just wanted to let my readership know that the Kickstarter for it is coming to a close in a little less than 2 days.

If you’d like to get a copy at a cheaper price than it will be when it is released in May later this year, the Kickstarter is really the way to go. You can check out the current table of contents in this post from last week.

Thanks for your support!

Table of Contents for Creating GUI Applications Book

We are coming into the last week of the Kickstarter and I thought I would give you all a quick update. I finished writing up the chapter on creating a calculator today and got started on chapter 7.

Creating GUI Applications with wxPython

I also wanted to let you know what the current table of contents looks like right now:

  • Chapter 1 – Intro to wxPython
  • Chapter 2 – Creating an Image Viewer
  • Chapter 3 – Enhancing the Image Viewer
  • Chapter 4 – Creating a Database Viewer
  • Chapter 5 – Database Editing with wxPython
  • Chapter 6 – Calculator
  • Chapter 7 – Archiver (tarball creation utility)
  • Chapter 8 – MP3 Tag Editor
  • Chapter 9 – XML Editor
  • Chapter 10 – NASA Image Downloader / Search Tool
  • Chapter 11 – PDF Merger / Splitter

There will also be a chapter on creating executables and installers for your application and a couple of appendixes.

Thanks so much for your support!

Mike

Creating GUI Applications with wxPython Kickstarter

I am pleased to announce my latest book project, Creating GUI Applications with wxPython which I am running a Kickstarter campaign for.

Creating GUI Applications with wxPython is a book that will teach you how to use wxPython to create applications by actually creating several mini-programs. I have found that while learning how the various widgets work in wxPython is valuable, it is even better to learn by creating a simple application that does something useful.

The code in this book will be targeted for Python 3 only using wxPython 4.

Creating GUI Applications with wxPython cover

For more information, please check out the Kickstarter.

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale 2018

This week I am putting my 2 most recent self-published books on Sale starting today through November 26th.

ReportLab – PDF Processing with Python is available for $9.99:

JupyterLab 101 is available for $9.99:

You can also get my book, wxPython Recipes, from Apress for $7 for a limited time with the following coupon code: cyberweek18.

Python Interviews is $10 right now too!

Jupyter Notebook 101 Released!

My latest book, Jupyter Notebook 101 is now officially released.

You can purchase it at the following retailers:

You can also download a sample of the book from Leanpub. Get it for $9.99  on Leanpub for a limited time only!

Jupyter Notebook 101 will teach you all you need to know to create and use Notebooks effectively. You can use Jupyter Notebook to help you learn to code, create presentations, and make beautiful documentation.

The Jupyter Notebook is used by the scientific community to demonstrate research in an easy-to-replicate manner.

You will learn the following in Jupyter Notebook 101:

  • How to create and edit Notebooks
  • How to add styling, images, graphs, etc
  • How to configure Notebooks
  • How to export your Notebooks to other formats
  • Notebook extensions
  • Using Notebooks for presentations
  • Notebook Widgets
  • and more!

The Ultimate Programmer Super Stack Bundle

I recently had the opportunity to get my second book, Python 201: Intermediate Python added to a bundle of other interesting programming books.

It is called The Ultimate Programmer Super Stack and it is is a hand-curated collection of 25+ premium ecourses, bestselling ebooks, and bonus resources that will help new programmers:

 

  1. Learn a wide range of today’s most popular (and lucrative) languages and frameworks, including everything from Python, JavaScript, and Ruby, to HTML, CSS, and Kotlin, and more…
  2. Discover how to build APIs, websites, and iOS and Android applications from scratch
  3. Uncover the ‘Business of Software’ (how computer programs work, how computer programmers think, and how to start your very own computer programming business)
  4. Master the soft skills you need to become ‘Coder Complete’ (this stuff will have a huge impact on your career, believe me)

 

And much more.

Here are just a few highlights that you’ll find inside the Stack:

  1. “Python Tricks: A Buffet of Awesome Python Features” by Dan Bader (retail value: $29.00). Dan is the founder of Realpython.com, where his articles, videos, and trainings have reached over one million developers around the world. This is one of his bestselling books a great place to start whether you’re brand new to Python, or looking to master the craft and become a certified Pythonista.
  2. “Build APIs You Won’t Hate” by Phil Sturgeon (retail value: $26.99). Phil is an API designer and systems architect, currently helping WeWorK to scale their APIs to handle more traffic, be more resistant to change, and not fall like dominoes when one of them has a bad time. Phil is regarded as one of the leading experts on API’s, and this book is like a deep dive into his brain.
  3. “The Top 1% Developer – iOS Edition” by Grant Klimaytys (retail value: $197.00). Grant is the founder of Learn App Development, where he’s coached over 120,000 students worldwide on how to become professional app developers. Inside this premium course, you will learn how to code for iPhone from scratch, understand the basics of software creation (applicable to any language), and even create your own apps to start earning passive income on the App Store (winner winner, chicken dinner!)

 Check it out here