Showing posts from November 24, 2019

I Was Interviewed by

Nathan Zilora interviewed me for Repl Talk and Weekly, the community forum. After a brief introduction I talked about how I started using, how I plan to combine astronomy and programming in my activities, the Astropy astronomy Python library and how programmers can learn to use it, the space podcast I co-host, and the Google Product Experts Program I'm a member of. My interview on's community forum Repl Talk. Thanks to Nathan and for the opportunity of sharing my experiences and thoughts! is a multi-language cloud IDE. It supports dozens of programming languages and frameworks. It’s my favorite IDE because it works fully in the cloud, a killer feature for a Chrome OS enthusiast like me. pushes the limits of what development tools can do in the cloud. It’s constantly improving and provides some advanced features, such as Multiplayer Mode for collaborative development and Git/GitHub support . Another neat fea

Revisiting Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio

One of the books I read on Kivy , a Python cross-platform GUI framework, is Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio: With Pyjnius, Plyer, and Buildozer by Ahmed Fawzy Mohamed Gad (Apress, 2019). My comments on the book , which focused on it not being a good match for my learning needs, sounded negative. Perhaps unnecessarily so. The cover of Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio in Google Play Books on my Pixel 2 XL. The author, Ahmed Fawzy Mohamed Gad , emailed me concerning my feedback. He provided more context on how he researched the market to position the book, planned the content, and selected the topics to cover. This is valuable information, so I’m publishing it here with his permission. Here’s what Ahmed wrote: At first, thanks for the feedback you posted considering my book titled "Building Android Apps in Python Using Kivy with Android Studio". I read your feedback carefully and managed to send this e-mail