Blog entry - Scraping a phpBB3 board with Python

Published on January 15, 2018

Recently I was asked to help archive an old phpBB3 forum. At work and at home I am fortunate enough to be able to work with Python. Aside from being accessible and free, those involved with Python often publish thier code which can also be acessed generally under an open licence.

In this particular case I was already familiar with the requests module and while I had heard of the Beautiful Soup module I hadn't yet used it...

Blog entry - Python, ArcMap and Virtualenv

Published on July 23, 2017

At version of ArcMap 10.4.1 a number of more interesting Python modules are included such as Pandas. For anyone with an interest in Python the programming environment suddenly becomes interesting in it's own right. Despite ESRI moving in positive direction, leveraging some the Open Source nature of ...

Blog entry - hip pip hooray

Published on July 14, 2017

I've been working with Python at work for a while (circa 8 years). Work is at a Local Authrority and is a MSFT Windows environment, sat behind proxy servers and a firewall. Home is a Linux environment and it certainly working with the standard Python package manager (pip) and Python virtual environments has been a lot easier...

Link review - Lets Encrypt and Django

Published on August 11, 2017

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