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jasode · 2017-03-22 · Original thread
>"Fulfillment by amazon" has led them to comingle inventories

The key phrase I look for that I haven't seen discussed in this thread explicitly is: "Ships from and sold by"

(That is the current status shown for the No Starch book prompting the thread.)[1]

Based on some youtube videos[2] showing FBA stocking bins at the warehouse, I can see where multiple 3rd-party seller using FBA Fulfillment by Amazon have comingled inventories.

Is there also evidence that 3rd-party sellers have contaminated Amazon's internal inventory? The short tweets from No Starch doesn't make it clear that you get counterfeit books when even when you choose "Ships from and sold by"


(If the amazon product page returns 404, this is the screenshot of what it looked like:


eugenekolo2 · 2016-03-03 · Original thread
I'm sorry but I don't see how these are for kids. "Monte Carlo Pi Estimator" ??

Some stuff kids would enjoy more:

davidf18 · 2014-12-31 · Original thread
When I was 17 at my junior/senior high school, I taught about 20 entering 7th grade class programming and it worked out very well.

Downey's Think Python might be a good place to start (free download, but I'd recommend getting the hard copy)

For reviews:

You might consider this book or related ones listed on Amazon:

There is this Intro iOS/Swift programming book that claims to teach non-programmers.....

This book also seems very interesting and doesn't seem to require much/any programming experience:

Analyzing Baseball Data with R

I do think it is very important that somebody be readily available to teach/help with some of the concepts....

I only did a search for "programming book for kids" on Amazon. Maybe they all suck, maybe not. Maybe Linda's book will suck, too. I just want to know why a programming book written by a woman is presumed to be superior to programming books written by men. And I have nothing against programming books written by women - my question is why enter the gender angle.

Maybe men would be less likely to use a female protagonist, I haven't sampled the books content. Maybe not. So it's maybe nice to have a programming book with a female protagonist, but I doubt it is something only women would think of.

In fact I suppose if a man who has a daughter were to write such a book, he would be quite likely to make the protagonist female, too.

Btw. the Python books for kids looks as if there are also stories in it, and I saw at least one rave review from an 8 year old:

Maybe Alice in Wonderland would work, too?

eightyone · 2013-06-16 · Original thread
Check out the book Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming. It covers how to make a couple different 2D games.

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