A common Patreon reward is to list patron names in the credits for your creations – on my patreon I have this on any tier more than €3. In order to implement this I used the patreon api python package so I could have it look up names automatically when people view my bot credits. Compared to other API packages I found it quite awkward to use, so figured it would be worthwhile to write up a guide on how to use it.
I’m excited to announce that I am on Patreon now! If you want to support any of my current or future projects please pop by! I’m hoping I can use this to offset my Dicecord/blog hosting costs, as well as help fund some video tutorials.
In addition, I have updated Dicecord-CoD with a long awaited feature: custom prefixes. Read on for the full changelog. Continue reading →
I spent my Christmas break working on my first python package – Scrapy-GUI. This package is an addon for the scrapy shell that gives you a graphical user interface for writing and testing scrapy queries and processors. This blog is going to focus on how the tools tab works and how you can utilise it to help build your scrapy web spiders.
I’ve taken a shine to posting on the /r/learnpython subreddit recently and I have a noticed a trend over the last few days – quite a lot of people seem to be using the Holiday break to learn how to webscrape and are coming upon the same problem: they’ve checked the html of a website in their browser to find the info they want, constructed a perfectly acceptable selector but it isn’t returning anything! I decided to write up a quick tutorial that I can link instead of having to answer the question every time.
I got my first ever tattoo this week. This is something I had been considering for a long while – about 5 years. I wanted something that reflected my obsession with technology, something that looked cool but also had a function. If you’ve already read the title, you’ll know that I settled on a QR code.
I lied in my last post. I have decided to do one more ELI5, this time for Unit Tests. I decided to do this to help my classmates – Google is running a code retreat tomorrow at my university and advised participants to be prepared to work with unit tests but many of my classmates haven’t worked with them before. I figured I’d help them out by giving a very quick introduction to the package and giving a basic template.