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Web Scraping 101 with Python

Now that we have the packages we need, we can start scraping. But first, a couple of rules.

You should check a site’s terms and conditions before you scrape them. 91 more words

Academic Technology

Algorithm(s) to implement a power function

Years ago, in one of my final exams in computer science, I had to discuss algorithms for the power function (or exponentiation). I struggled a bit back then, because I expected harder questions to be brought up, so they caught me with my guard down. 729 more words


An Introduction to AngularJS

AngularJS can be described as a widely used, open source, structured JavaScript framework that is maintained by Google. Along with being written in JavaScript, the library is also distributed as a JavaScript file. 621 more words

Javascript Ajax Development

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IPs and Ports - taming the Pyhton vol 2 [work in progress here]

well.. it’s another week in school, and the homework for this week is to write a script that asks the “user” for an IP adress and port number and then makes a signature inquiry and (if successful) outputs the signature. 414 more words


A Geek Does a Road Trip and Learns a Business Nugget

We’re going on a road trip to Chicago. Don’t you just love those? Driving into a city you’re not too familiar with, getting lost, and ending up in the wrong part of town. 1,065 more words


Highest Demand Programming Languages in March 2015

A question that I hear frequently is: “Which programming language (or languages) should I learn? Usually the person asking is a student and what they really mean is, “What programming language will get me a job?!” My usual answer is that it’s more important to focus on learning concepts (like: inheritance, composition, polymorphism, data structures, design patterns, etc.) because these are pretty much the same regardless of language. 433 more words


Why Your Software Sucks and What You Can Do About It

If you’ve worked more than a few weeks in the software biz, you realize there are two groups with regard to software tool automation: the large group who have drunk the test-and-automation-tools-are-as-amazing-as-cat-videos-on-YouTube crowd, and then there is the much smaller group that has decided to use and rely on the best tool available instead: their brains. 1,907 more words