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Q&A with 2014 Jolt Award Winner: "Python in Practice" Author Mark Summerfield

Dr. Dobb's has announced the results of its annual Jolt Awards in the Best Books Category. The awards cover nominated books published during the twelve months ending June 30th. A total of 9 judges reviewed dozens of nominations to ultimately announce The Jolt Award for the year's best book, along with two Jolt Productivity and three Jolt Finalist awards.

The Jolt Award-winning Author for 2014 is (...drum roll...) Mark Summerfield, who here discusses his lauded book, Python in Practice: Create Better Programs Using Concurrency, Libraries and Patterns.

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By Heather FoxCommentsOctober 1, 2014
Topics: Python, Open Source

NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.

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Book Spotlight: Learning JavaScript

Intended for anyone starting out in Web design and development who wants to learn about JavaScript, Learning JavaScript can equally serve absolute beginners and seasoned Web veterans who are expanding their knowledge, though readers should be knowledgeable in HTML and CSS, and be familiar with the concepts behind progressive enhancement. Let's take a closer look at how Tim Wright serves up the material and what readers think of the approach.

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By Heather FoxCommentsOctober 21, 2013
Topics: Web Development, HTML/CSS