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How to Parse Hidden HTML With Selenium Headless Mode and Deploy it to Heroku

Posted by Bob on Tue 19 February 2019 in Tools • Tagged with Selenium, headless, Heroku, tweepy, argparse, Slack, Packt, books, automation, parsing, BeautifulSoup, requests, namedtuple, Scheduler, git, buildpacks, environment variables • 6 min read

Ever wondered how you scrape hidden (or JS generated) HTML? Selenium is your friend. Ever wondered how to run it without a browser popping up? Use headless mode. How would you run it remotely? Use Heroku. And how about autoposting to Slack and Twitter? With the right libraries and API setup little code is needed. In this 10 step guide I will show you how to build a Packt Free Learning Notifier which will accomplish all these tasks. Ready to learn some nice automation skills in Python?


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Code Challenge 40 - Daily Python Tip Part 1 - Make a Web App - Review

Posted by PyBites on Wed 01 November 2017 in Challenges • Tagged with Daily Python Tip, Bottle, Twitter API, Tweepy, pytest, Heroku, BetterCodeHub • 1 min read

In this article we review last week's Daily Python Tip Part 1 - Make a Web App code challenge.


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Code Challenge 40 - Daily Python Tip Part 1 - Make a Web App

Posted by PyBites on Tue 24 October 2017 in Challenge • Tagged with Daily Python Tip, Django, Flask, Bottle, Twitter API, Tweepy • 2 min read

Hi Pythonistas, you heard of Daily Python Tip? It's a Twitter account that posts one python tip per day, run by @karlafej and @simecek. We partnered up with them and use their awesome collection of tips to build a web app (part 1) and a simple API (part 2).


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Parsing Twitter Geo Data and Mocking API Calls by Example

Posted by Bob on Sat 17 June 2017 in Testing • Tagged with twitter, API, mock, geo, data, unittest, pickle, tweepy, testing, 100days • 2 min read

"Is this Bob or Julian?!" ... yeah tweeting from our shared @pybites Twitter account can be confusing! So I made a little script to parse the location of our tweets. Then I extended it to make it testable. I wrote a decorator to cache a couple of API outputs to be used with the unittest.mock patch decorator I learned about. A simple script turned into a good learning exercise.


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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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Automate Tweeting: how to build a Twitterbot

Posted by Bob on Thu 29 December 2016 in Tools • Tagged with twitterapi, tweepy, feedparser, rss, logging, podcasts, virtualenv, pyvenv, venv, news, 3.6 • 3 min read

In this post I will show you how we automate part of our Twitter posting using feedparser and tweepy.


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