Code Challenge 22 - Packt Free Ebook Web Scraper - Review

Posted by PyBites on Mon 12 June 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, webscraping, BeautifulSoup, Selenium, Packt, Pybonacci, ebooks, community, automation, sponsoring • 3 min read

In this article we review last week's Packt free ebook code challenge. We really scratched our own itch building both a notification service and an ebook download manager.


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Code Challenge 22 - Packt Free Ebook Web Scraper

Posted by PyBites on Mon 05 June 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with codechallenges, webscraping, BeautifulSoup, Selenium, Packt, Pybonacci, ebooks, community, automation, sponsoring • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! This week we will do some web scraping of Packt's daily free ebook, sending out daily notifications. This week we even have a unique opportunity to sponsor the Python Community, read on ... and happy coding!


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How to Create Your Own Steam Game Release Notifier

Posted by Julian on Fri 19 May 2017 in Learning • Tagged with learning, code, programming, python, sqlite3, xml, email, automation, tools, feedparser, game • 6 min read

In this post we demonstrate ways in which you can parse common data formats used in Python.


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How to Write a Simple Slack Bot to Monitor Your Brand on Twitter

Posted by Bob on Tue 25 April 2017 in Tools • Tagged with Twitter, Slack, Automation, monitoring, twython, TwythonStreamer, slacker, configparser, logging, brand, triggers • 3 min read

In this article I show you how to monitor Twitter and post alerts to a Slack channel. We built a nice tool to monitor whenever our domain gets mentioned on Twitter. The slacker and twython modules made this pretty easy. We also use configparser and logging.


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Twitter digest 2017 week 16

Posted by PyBites on Sun 23 April 2017 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, tips, python, aws, pillow, passwords, books, folium, sql, automation, machine learning, tensorflow, podcasts, data science • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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Behind the Scenes of PyBites - a Blog for Passionate Pythonistas (Post #100 Special)

Posted by PyBites on Tue 18 April 2017 in Special • Tagged with special, milestone, softskills, learning, lessons, community, pelican, challenge, python, pybites, automation • 6 min read

Python is hot according to Dice. It’s an easy language to learn, has an elegant design and is widely used. In this article we proudly present our now 4 months journey into building PyBites. It’s a reflection of what we achieved and lessons learned. We hope to inspire fellow developers to start their own venture. It is very rewarding!


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How we Automated our 100DaysOfCode Daily Tweet

Posted by Bob on Wed 05 April 2017 in Tools • Tagged with twitter, automation, tools, 100days, logging, tweepy, pytz • 4 min read

In this article I show you a way to automatically tweet your #100DaysOfCode Challenge progress. This saves you some extra time to focus on the coding. Isn't that all what matters?


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How to Build a Simple Slack Bot

Posted by Bob on Tue 04 April 2017 in Tools • Tagged with slack, API, bot, chatbot, deployment, shell, nohup, automation • 3 min read

I was playing with Slack's Real Time Messaging API the other day. Building a bot is pretty easy. In this article a simple example.


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Send Advanced Emails with Python MIME Submodules

Posted by Julian on Wed 01 February 2017 in Tools • Tagged with python, tips, tricks, code, pybites, email, automation, MIME • 3 min read

Learn how to send richer emails with Python and the MIME Submodules


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Send Emails with Python smtplib

Posted by Julian on Thu 26 January 2017 in Tools • Tagged with python, tips, tricks, code, pybites, email, automation • 2 min read

Learn how to send emails using Python


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