Author Archives: Horst JENS

About Horst JENS

teaching open source game programming to kids

Bye Bye WordPress.com

This blog leaves WordPress.com and moves to my own server, under this URL: http://spielend-programmieren.at/blog On my server, i merge this (english) blog with my (german) company blog into one pyhton-powered, Pelican blog. A system of categorys (english, german) and tags … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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useful posting

found this extreme useful posting via the python weekly newsletter: 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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