programarcardegames.com

i’m very impressed with those python3 (!) / pygame tutorials:

http://programarcadegames.com/

from

It is a commercial book project based on his Computer Science courses with free visible online version (already translated in some other languages).

What i like abotu it (among many other things):

  • python3 together with pygame (instead of using python2)
  • clever use of html (embedded videos, step-by-step tracing)
  • many templates for different kind of games
  • string formatting and sorting explained AFTER pygame examples
  • references to other topics: blender, Excel (VB), Arduino (C)
  • examples (not fully done yet) of networking and OpenGL

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new look with Sphinx

Finally i found some time to tinker around with Sphinx, an python documentation generator. I first played around with Sphinx last summer but since then never found time for it – until now.

Sphinx offer many functions useful for interlinking to the official Python documentation. And it offers output in html, epub and pdf format. Most important, the html output looks very much like the official Pyhton documentation website.

What i did not managed (yet) was to put the Sphinx html output directly on Github pages. Instead i link from the Github pages start site to a test folder on my own server where i uploaded the Sphinx html output via ftp.

I have not yet fully explored all the possibilities of Sphinx like making a global glossary and directly interlinking with the official python documentation website.

You can take a first look here:

http://spielend-programmieren.at/testgebiet/tpgb/goblindice001.html

or enjoy a flow chart i made using Dia and OpenClipart.org:

flow chart made with dia and openclipart

flow chart made with dia and openclipart

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useful posting

found this extreme useful posting via the python weekly newsletterpythonweekly:

http://codecondo.com/10-ways-to-learn-python/

It’s “just” a list of 10 beginner-friendly python learning resources. My favorite, Swaroop’s “A byte of python” is listest as well as several others that i need to check out. Right now. So far i looked into half of them and i am very pleased with the quality.

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server reloaction

server reolocation:
I move to a faster server, so in the next few days http://ThePythonGamebook.com may become unreachable until minor configuration troubles are solved.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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python3 text game

A little dungeon crawler game written in python3 with no graphics so far, everything is in naked text mode. Oddly enough, i still enjoy playtesting it, even if i normally avoid games in text mode.

The idea is to use this game to test out various GUI’s and graphic modules.

little adventure screenshot

little adventure screenshot

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donation

got my first donation via PayPal for ThePythonGamebook. This day begins incredible good :-)

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