Posts with tag Books

Scaling Python is on its way

Monday 16 January 2017 Python, Books Comments

My day-to-day activities are still evolving around the Python programming language, as I continue working on the OpenStack project as part of my job at Red Hat. OpenStack is still the biggest Python project out there, and attract a lot of Python hackers.

Those last few years, however, things have taken a different turn for me when I made the choice with my team to rework the telemetry stack architecture. We decided to make a point of making it scale way beyond what has been done in the project so far.

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AsciiDoc book toolchain released

Tuesday 20 September 2016 Books, AsciiDoc Comments

Writing a book is a big undertaking. You have to think about what you will actually write, the content, its organization, the examples you want to show, illustrations, etc.

When publishing with the help of a regular editor, your job stops there at writing – and that's already a big and hard enough task. Your editor will handle the publishing process, leaving you free of the printing task. Though they might have their own set of requirements, such as making you work with a word processing tool (think LibreOffice Writer or Microsoft Word).

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The Hacker's Guide to Python 3rd edition is out

Wednesday 04 May 2016 Python, Books Comments

Exactly a year ago, I released the second edition of my book The Hacker's Guide to Python. One more time, it has been a wonderful release and I received a lot of amazing feedback from my readers all over this year.

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My interview in le Journal du Hacker

Thursday 17 September 2015 OpenStack, Books, Python, Work Comments

A few days ago, the French equivalent of Hacker News, called "Le Journal du Hacker", interviewed me about my work on OpenStack, my job at Red Hat and my self-published book The Hacker's Guide to Python. I've spent some time translating it into English so you can read it if you don't understand French! I hope you'll enjoy it.

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My interview about software tests and Python

Monday 11 May 2015 Python, Books, TDD, OpenStack Comments

I've recently been contacted by Johannes Hubertz, who is writing a new book about Python in German called "Softwaretests mit Python" which will be published by Open Source Press, Munich this summer. His book will feature some interviews, and he was kind enough to let me write a bit about software testing. This is the interview that I gave for his book. Johannes translated to German and it will be included in Johannes' book, and I decided to publish it on my blog today. Following is the original version.

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The Hacker's Guide to Python, 2nd edition!

Monday 04 May 2015 Python, Books Comments

A year passed since the first release of The Hacker's Guide to Python in March 2014. A few hundreds copies have been distributed so far, and the feedback is wonderful!

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Making of The Hacker's Guide to Python

Wednesday 07 May 2014 Python, Books Comments

As promised, today I would like to write a bit about the making of The Hacker's Guide to Python. It has been a very interesting experimentation, and I think it is worth sharing it with you.

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The Hacker's Guide to Python released!

Tuesday 25 March 2014 Python, Books Comments

And done! It took me just 8 months to do this entire book project around Python. From the first day I started writing to today, where I finally publish and sell – almost entirely – myself this book. I'm really proud of what I've achieved so far, as this was something totally new to me.

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Announcing The Hacker's Guide to Python

Tuesday 03 September 2013 Python, Books Comments

I've been hacking on Python for a lot of years now, on various project. For the last two years, I've been heavily involved in OpenStack, which makes an heavy usage of Python.

Once you start working with a hundred of hackers, on several software and libraries representing more than half a million source lines of Python, things change. The scalability, testing and deployment problems inherent to a cloud platform meddle with everything in designing components.

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