I just heard from Bill Xu in China. His book "Lovely Python", an introduction to Python in Chinese, was just published and shot to the top-5 of china-pub.com
's bestseller list (at some point it even was #2). I can't read Chinese, but I am very glad that there's a book on Python available for Chinese readers, and that's why I wrote a brief foreword for the book as well. (Also because I am one of the mentors of Zeuux.org
This is the Lovely Python page on the book store:
This is the bestseller list:
This is the cover (with front and back) of Lovely Python:
This is my preface:
best use of python mascot ever!
That was a nice preface ,
Nice as Python is ;)
This book will make python even more popular and that's great news :-)
Never underestimate the effect of an introductory book on a one-billion population :)
...and this is a proof that snakes can hug:)
[Sorry, I accidentally deleted a comment:]
I talked to a Chinese student on Omegle who was learning to program in C++ and I told him about Python and this post.
I send him a link to your blog, but it couldn't be reached from China, because it was blocked for Chinese users.
Maybe you can do something about that.
Alas, I cannot do something about the Chinese IP blocking. Bill Xu didn't mention it when I sent him the link so I expect the blocking is either erratic or easy to get around.
Even more Python accessibility. That is always a win!
That's a cute snake on the book cover, but the cartoon depiction of the "savage cannibal", while also 可爱, does not pass muster, not in this century.
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