Diggy Newsletter #2
Hi everyone. As 2020 nears the end, I want to take a moment to say thank you and wish everyone “Happy holidays”. 2020 was a very strange year. We saw lots of different things. I saw Times Square without people. I never spend so much time at my home. Anyway, the year is almost over, and I’m trying to come up with a message that I’d like to use today. I think the one I’d like to say is “We’ll stay together no matter what”.
Here’s the last update of the year.
I added a few more examples to show what you can do when Python runs in the browser:
- Sqlite. Create & query an in-memory Sqlite database right in your browser: https://diggyhq.com/@kirill/notebooks/sqlite
- Canvas example. An analog clock example inspired by Brython demo: https://diggyhq.com/@kirill/notebooks/clock
- D3 library. A small experiment with D3: https://diggyhq.com/@kirill/notebooks/making-a-bar-chart-with-d3
- and… ASCII Art. Christmas tree: https://diggyhq.com/@kirill/notebooks/christmas-tree
If you’d like to explore any particular parts of Python next time, let me know.
Also, I’d like to mention a few minor, but much needed enhancements:
- I added a tiny spinner component to show that Diggy is loading the runtime or executing a notebook
- Also, there’s a small terminal that captures stdout/stderr from a script
- JSON objects are rendered as a tree view now. This will be particularly handy when I start working on more complex data structures:
In the meantime, I’m finalizing a user dashboard section, which will allow you to save & share your work with anyone. It’s fair to say that at this point, Diggy will jump from alpha to beta stage. Exciting!
Recently, I was asked to recommend a Python book to master the language. I decided to work on interactive version of “A Byte of Python” as a walk through & a guide for those who are learning Python. If you have your own favorite books or lecture, I’d like to hear back from you.
Happy holidays and see in 2021!