• Create your first REST API in FastAPI
    A step by step guide creating high performance APIs in Python

    In this post, I am going to introduce FastAPI: A Python-based framework to create Rest APIs. I will briefly introduce you to some basic features of this framework and then we will create a simple set of APIs for a contact management system. Knowledge of Python is very necessary to use this framework. Before we discuss the FastAPI framework, let’s talk a bit about REST itself. From Wikipedia: Representational state transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating Web services. Web services that conform to the REST architectural style, called RESTful Web services, provide interoperability between computer systems on the Internet.…

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    Create Ebay Scraper in Python using Scraper API
    Learn how to create an eBay data scraper in Python to fetch item details and price.

    In this post of ScrapingTheFamous, I am going o write a scraper that will scrape data from eBay. eBay is an online auction site where people put their listing up for selling stuff based on an auction. Like before, we will be writing the two scripts, one to fetch listing URs and store in a text file and the other to parse those links. The data will be stored in JSON format for further processing. I will be using Scraper API service for parsing purposes which makes me free from all worries blocking and rendering dynamic sites since it takes care of everything. The first script is to fetching listings of a category.…

  • Create Amazon Scraper in Python using Scraper API
    Learn how to create an Amazon scraper in python to scrape product details like price, ASIN etc

    In this post of ScrapingTheFamous, I am going o write a scraper that will scrape data from Amazon. I do not need to tell you what is Amazon. You are here because you already know about it 🙂 So, we are going to write two different scripts: one would be fetch.py that would be fetching URLs of individual listings and save in a text file. Later another script, parse.py that will have a function taking an individual listing URL, scrape data, and save in JSON format. I will be using Scraper API service for parsing purposes which makes me free from all worries blocking and rendering dynamic sites since it…

  • Getting started with Apache Avro and Python
    Learn how to create and consume Apache Avro based data for better and efficient transfer.

    In this post, I am going to talk about Apache Avro, an open-source data serialization system that is being used by tools like Spark, Kafka, and others for big data processing. What is Apache Avro According to Wikipedia: Avro is a row-oriented remote procedure call and data serialization framework developed within Apache’s Hadoop project. It uses JSON for defining data types and protocols, and serializes data in a compact binary format. Its primary use is in Apache Hadoop, where it can provide both a serialization format for persistent data, and a wire format for communication between Hadoop nodes, and from client programs to the Hadoop services. Avro uses a schema…

  • Create your first REST API in Django Rest Framework
    A step by step guide creating APIs in Django Rest Framework

    In this post, I am going to talk about Django Rest Framework or DRF. DRF is used to create RESTful APIs in Django which later could be consumed by various apps; mobile, web, desktop, etc. We will be discussing how to install DRF on your machine and then will be writing our APIs for a system. Before we discuss DRF, let’s talk a bit about REST itself. What is Rest From Wikipedia Representational state transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating Web services. Web services that conform to the REST architectural style, called RESTful Web services, provide interoperability between…

  • Top 6 Tips for Planning a Successful Azure Migration

    Migrating your workloads to Azure can help you leverage the benefits of cloud computing. This includes agility, scalability, lower costs, and easier management. However, the process of migration can sometimes be complicated. You have to select the proper service model for every workload and establish a migration strategy for all workloads. A well-planned migration strategy can help you make the move without impacting your business. The following tips will ensure that your Azure migration goes smoothly. Reasons for Migrating to the Cloud Cloud migration can be risky and expensive, but also rewarding. Here are some of the common drivers for moving workloads and applications to the cloud:  Reducing operating costs—the…

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    Create your first Web scraper in Go with goQuery
    A beginners tutorial for writing web scrapers in Go language for Yelp.

    Planning to write a book about Web Scraping in Python. Click here to give your feedback I have been covering web scraping for a long time on this blog for a long time but they were mostly in Python; be it requests, Selenium or Scrapy framework, all were based on Python language but scraping is not limited to a specific language. Any language that provides APIs or libraries for an Http client and HTML parser is able to provide you web scraping facility. Go also provides you the ability to write web scrapers. Go is a compiled and static type language and could be very beneficial to write efficient and…

  • Fehrist – Document Indexing Library in Go
    Fehrist is a document indexing library written in Golang which is used to index different kind of text documents

    TLDR: Visit Github repo if you are not interested in the internals of the lib. Today I present you another library I made in Go language, called, Fehrist From the Github README: Fehrist is a pure Go library for indexing different types of documents. Currently, it supports only CSV and JSON but flexible architecture gives you the liberty to add more documents. Fehrist(فہرست) is an Urdu word for Index. Similar terminologies used in Arabic(فھرس) and Farsi(فہرست) as well. Fehrist is based on an Inverted Index data structure for indexing purposes. Why did I make it? It seems I have fallen in love with Golang after Python. Go is an opinionated language…

  • Test-Driven Development: a Cost-Effective Approach to Developing Software

    The main goal of software developers is to create high-quality products with the required functionality. At the same time, this product creation shouldn’t cost a fortune. One of the effective methods used to speed up the process of creating software and reduce its cost is test-driven development, which offers a pool of benefits to both programmers and customers. TDD or Test-Driven Development: What Is It? Test-Driven Development is an approach to software or mobile app development that relies on cycling. Its mechanism of action is the following: a QA engineer writes a test that covers the desired change; developers write a code, which must pass this test; the code is…

  • Setting Up a DevOps Pipeline with a Remote Team

    The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting the majority of the world’s population. People are locked in their homes, and businesses are trying to adopt remote working solutions. Collaboration is difficult even when your team is in the same office. When the team is separated across different home offices, collaboration and communication get even more complex.  This article explains key concepts of DevOps pipelines, and then presents a few ways to get around remote work challenges for DevOps teams.  What Is a DevOps Pipeline A software deployment pipeline is a set of solutions and practices that enable you to quickly build, test, and deploy code. Different development methodologies use different pipelines…