An Intro to Web Scraping With lxml and Python

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. In this article, I’ll teach you the basics of web scraping using lxml and Python. I also recorded this tutorial in a screencast so if you prefer to watch me do this step by step in a video please go ahead and watch it below. However, if for some reason you decide that you prefer text, just scroll a bit more and you will find the text of that same screencast.

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Top 14 MOST famous Python libraries & frameworks

Hi everyone! I recently decided to step into YouTube video making. This is my first video about 14 of my most favourite and most famous Python libraries and frameworks. Please take a look and if you have ANY suggestions as to how I can improve the quality of the videos in the future please let me know in the comments below.   Continue reading Top 14 MOST famous Python libraries & frameworks

Python local/global scopes

How’s everyone? I am back with another tip/gotcha which might trip beginner programmers. This one relates to Python scopes so if you are already familiar with them then this article might not be very informative for you. If you are not very well versed in Python scopes then keep reading. Continue reading Python local/global scopes

Reverse Engineering Facebook API: Private Video Downloader

Welcome back! This is the third post in the reverse engineering series. The first post was reverse engineering Soundcloud API and the second one was reverse engineering Facebook API to download public videos. In this post we will take a look at downloading private videos. We will reverse engineer the API calls made by Facebook and will try to figure out how we can download videos in the HD format (when available). Continue reading Reverse Engineering Facebook API: Private Video Downloader

Reverse Engineering Facebook: Public Video Downloader

In the last post we took a look at downloading songs from Soundcloud. In this post we will take a look at Facebook and how we can create a downloader for Facebook videos. It all started with me wanting to download a video from Facebook which I had the copyrights to. I wanted to automate the process so that I could download multiple videos with just one command. Continue reading Reverse Engineering Facebook: Public Video Downloader

Reverse Engineering Soundcloud API

Hi guys, in this post we will learn how to bypass downloading restrictions on Soundcloud. We will create a Python script which will allow us to download even those songs which are not enabled for downloading. We will work on this project in a step by step basis where we will tackle each problem as we encounter it. I will try to make it as universal in nature as possible so that you can follow this project even if Soundcloud has changed its website layout or the way it serves media files. So without any further ado let’s get started: Continue reading Reverse Engineering Soundcloud API

Monthly Roundup: February 2018

Hi guys!

I hope you are all doing well! I am back with the a curation of the best articles, news and trending GitHub projects from February 2018. If you come across any articles, news, projects in March which you feel like should be a part of the next newsletter please reach out to me. I will love to add them to the list! Continue reading Monthly Roundup: February 2018