PragProg’s Medium Posts

Hello everyone! This thread is to tell you about what authors from The Pragmatic Bookshelf are writing on Medium.

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Miki Tebeka, author of #book-python-brain-teasers has written an article on Python’s Attribute Lookup on Medium to give you a taste of what you will find in the book.

Miki’s books are all part of the final Spring sale where you can save 50% off through June 2 with code SpringSecondChance2021 on the Pragmatic Bookshelf site. (Offer not valid on prior purchases.

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Ed Burnette, author of Hello, Android (4th Edition) has a new article on Medium called
My Zombie: Harnessing Your Untapped Potential.
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You can also read Hello Android and most other in-print books from PragProg directly on Medium (with an annual subscription). Very recent titles won’t be there, as we wait until the print version has been out for at least 3 months before posting the book as a series of Medium articles.

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Mike Riley has an article on Medium about how to set up your workspace so that you can work from bed for maximum comfort. He also hints at some topics in his upcoming book, Portable Python Projects: Run Your Home on a Raspberry Pi for which the first beta is due out June 10 (so stay tuned).

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Staffan Nöteberg @staffannoteberg wrote an article for us about monotasking, which is also the topic of his new book with S&S. The Pomodoro Technique, Staffan’s book with The Pragmatic Bookshelf, has become an all-time classic, and even more relevant these days with everyone working from home.

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Mike Riley, author of Portable Python Projects, #book-portable-python-projects, has a new article out called “Frozen Pi”, which is a quick project for using a Pi Pico microprocessor. It’s quick, it’s fun, so have a read.

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Ricardo Gerardi @rgerardi has a new article out on Configuring Vim to Develop Go Programs. He gives you setup instructions and shortcuts for working more effectively. Check out the article and leave a comment if you use VIM + Go to tell readers about your experience.

Ricardo is the author of Powerful Command Line Applications in Go #book-powerful-command-line-applications-in-go with The Pragmatic Bookshelf. There’s a coupon code with Ricardo’s article that saves you 35% on the book.

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Herbert Wolverson @herbert has a new article on Medium about getting started with Rust game development where he talks about the available engines and cool things people are building, including the author’s own Nox Futura game where you are an AI trying to keep colonists alive on a new planet.

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Strangely, that plot is very similar to a book series I just finished by J.N. Chaney called Orion Colony (very good).

There’s also a promo code available for his book with the Medium article, which is available now in ebook format and will be in print later in June. If you are holding out for the print book, please support your local independent bookstore – they can order any book that PragProg publishes for you.

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This article is hot! Python’s Attribute Lookup already has 1.5K views, about 3x the average!

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