Write your first web crawler in Python Scrapy

The scraping series will not get completed without discussing Scrapy. In this post I am going to write a web crawler that will scrape data from OLX’s Electronics & Appliances’ items. Before I get into the code, how about having a brief intro of Scrapy itself? What is Scrapy? From Wikipedia: Scrapy (/ˈskreɪpi/ skray-pee)[1] is a […]

XBMC Plugin for Online Videos

I developed an XBMC plug for a client that is installed on an Android based set-top box. It fetches Greek channels’ videos from various online video hosting sites like Youtube, Vimeo etc. Subscribed users are allowed to view videos after providing their credentials. The add-on itself is connected with remote server via REST APIs to retrieve/store […]