Getting started with Python and IPFS

In this post I am going to discuss how you can use  decentralized IPFS in your Python apps for storing different kind of data. What is IPFS? From Wikipedia: InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a protocol and network designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system. […]

Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis in Python

  Recently I finished up Python Graph series by using Matplotlib to represent data in different types of charts. In this post I am giving a brief intro of Exploratory data analysis(EDA) in Python with help of pandas and matplotlib. What is Exploratory data analysis? According to Wikipedia: In statistics, exploratory data analysis (EDA) is an approach […]

Implementing beanstalk to create a scaleable web scraper

Image Credit (http://blog.hqc.sk.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Queue-2012-12-11.jpg) Queues are often used to make applications scaleable by offloading the data and process them later. In this post I am going to use BeansTalk queue management system in Python. Before I get into real task, allow me to give a brief intro of Beanstalk. What is Beanstalk? From the official website: Beanstalk […]

Develop database driven applications in Python with Peewee

It is not uncommon that most of the applications these days are interacting with database these days. Specially with RDBMS based engines( DB engines that support SQL). Like any other languages Python also provides native and 3rd party libraries to interact with database. Normally you have to write SQL queries for CRUD operations. That’s OK […]

How to automate your deployment and SSH activities with Fabric

It is not uncommon for developers to interact with remote servers. Beside FTP clients many use terminals or consoles to carry out different tasks. SSH is usually used to connect with remote servers and execute different commands; from running git to initiating a web or db server, almost every thing can be done by using […]

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 […]

Write your first web scraper in Python with Beautifulsoup

Ok so I am going to write the simplest web scraper in Python with the help of libraries like requests and BeautifulSoup. Before I move further, allow me to discuss what’s web/HTML scraping. What is Web scraping? According to Wikipedia: Web scraping (web harvesting or web data extraction) is a computer software technique of extracting […]