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Some Personal History with Python

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  IronPython in Action was published on the 7th April 2009 and we sold a little over 7000 copies.  Royalties for last quarter amounted to $25. It took me two years to write thirteen chapters and a couple of appendices, and took Christian Muirhead about the same to write two chapters and an appendix. Jonathan Hartley did the diagrams and illustrations and the worst part was compiling the index. It took so long because IronPython was still in alpha (!) when we started and it changed several times (including a Silverlight version being released) whilst writing! After leaving Resolver Systems in 2010 I spent a year contracting on Line of Business apps that ran in Silverlight (Django on the server): Python code running in the browser on the client side. It was glorious. We even had functional tests on unittest built in to the app. Work on mock accelerated massively once IronPython in Action was complete. MagickMock was born not long afterwards. I was also helping maintain the python.org web