[CentralOH] New O'Reilly book "Fluent Python" 50% off today

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Fri Aug 28 21:09:59 CEST 2015

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015, Eric Floehr wrote:

> the ebook is 50% off with the code "DEAL". It's a great book on how to
> write effective, idiomatic Python.
> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920032519.do

and observation and then two thoughts / questions:

	obs - the book seems to have been one of those ORA 
'early release' books, where an electronic form is available 
for critique before the print edition issues

	- your use of: idiomatic    Was this based on a 
personal and specific reading of the book, or of its press 

	- did you happen to participate in providing feedback 
on the item?

and a closing observation

I find it hard to read 'straight through' a chapter of an 
technical 'ebook' compared to a dead tree varaint -- compare 
contra: Novels, Fiction and Histories, no problem, but not 
Technical for some reason.  I wonder if that is because I am 
accustomed to 'structured reading' (as one might do with a 
'man page') for Technical, and one cannot easily 'hop around 
the page' to pick out the nuggets there?

As the discount code did not work for dead tree format, I 
picked up a copy of the latter off AMZN for $37 and change, 
rather than ORA's $45 list.  If useful, I'll register the ISBN 
once it arrives, as I can 'add' an ebook to any dead tree 
variant I own, for $5 on some program they have me in

-- Russ herrold

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