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Book Review: Mission Python: Code a Space Adventure Game!

Mission Python: Code a Space Adventure Game! By Sean McManus 2018, No Starch Press, 280 pages, $20.36 This book explains how you can build a space-themed game in Python. The book’s description implies, but doesn’t actually come out and say, … Continue reading

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New Book: Essential Algorithms, Second Edition: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C#

I’m happy to announce my latest book, Essential Algorithms, Second Edition: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C#. This is a greatly revised and expanded version of the popular first edition. Here are some links that you … Continue reading

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“WPF 3d” is now available for Kindle

My book WPF 3d: Three-Dimensional Graphics with WPF and C# is now available in the Kindle Store. I’m not completely thrilled with the way it was converted for Kindle (there are some formatting errors), but it should be usable. Here … Continue reading

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New page: Favorite Books

I’ve started a favorite books page. Go there if you are curious to see the kinds of books I like to read for fun. This is only a small sample of my favorites, but it should give you some suggestions. … Continue reading

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WPF 3d: Three-Dimensional Graphics with WPF and C#

If you haven’t checked out my book, WPF 3d: Three-Dimensional Graphics with WPF and C#, please take a quick look either on my web page or on Amazon. If you have a copy of the book, please post a review! … Continue reading

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“WPF 3d” code is avialable on GitHub

I have posted the source code for my book WPF 3d, Three-Dimensional Graphics with WPF and C# on GitHub in this repository. Feel free to download the examples and experiment with them. If you make any particularly interesting new images, … Continue reading

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List strings with a particular style in a Microsoft Word document in C#

I’m writing a new book and the development editor wants me to make a list of key terms that I specifically want included in the index. I want to include all of the words marked with the style KeyTerm, so … Continue reading

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Segmented Turning Helper, Version 3

John Di Stefano has released version 3 of this free tool Segmented Turning Helper. The program helps you design segmented turning projects such as turned bowls and vases. Here’s the basic description of the tool. Segmented Turning Helper assists you … Continue reading

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Solve Geometric Problems with C#

[This is a promo piece by Packt, the publisher of my book The Modern C# Challenge. It includes two of the 100 example problems and solutions in the book.] Solve Geometric Problems with C# Learn how to solve C# geometric … Continue reading

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Pingback: Code Project post “Orbital Mechanics Introduction, Part 2”

The Code Project post Orbital Mechanics Introduction, Part 2 by charles922 uses some code from my WPF 3D posts. His program lets you experiment with the following orbital parameters: Eccentricity – the eccentricity of the orbit’s ellipse. Inclination – the … Continue reading

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