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Aizaz Khaja

Hey Dane, this looks pretty good! I've been dipping my toes in Python lately and have a JavaScript background. How would you say this compares to something like Fluent Python? I haven't gone through a lot of that book yet but it's commonly promoted as a resource for intermediate Python programmers write more idiomatic Python.

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Dane Hillard Author

Great question! Whereas Fluent Python is specifically geared toward idiomatic Python, this book's focus is a bit broader, containing information on software design and architecture you could fairly readily translate to other languages. So, they feel like they cover different spaces for the most part! I cover a bit of idiomatic code as a way to produce a consistent experience reading and writing code, but not enough that I'd say you should read my book instead of Fluent Python by any means 😄

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Aizaz Khaja

Thanks for your input on this, I appreciate it. After looking at the contents and realizing some of that design/architecture stuff on there, I purchased the bundle and am looking forward to diving into it. Any ideas when the physical copy will be shipping out? 😄

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Dane Hillard Author

Thanks so much! Please let me know how you like it! The book should be going to print by December, and after that it's a bit up to the printer but probably a couple of months. You should get a finalized EPUB file at the time the book gets sent to the printer, so at least it will be nicely formatted and the like!