Filtering & Closing Pull Requests on GitHub using the API

Hi everyone! 👋 In this post, I am going to show you how you can use the GitHub API to query Pull Requests, check the content of a PR and close it.

The motivation for this project came from my personal website. I introduced static comments on the website using Staticman and only after a day or two, got bombarded with spam. I hadn’t enabled Akismet or any honey pot field so it was kinda expected. Continue reading Filtering & Closing Pull Requests on GitHub using the API

Python mind-teaser: Make the function return True

Hi everyone! 👋 I was browsing /r/python and came across this post:

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The challenge was easy. Provide such an input that if 1 is added to it, it is the instance of the same object but if 2 is added it is not. Continue reading Python mind-teaser: Make the function return True

Setting up dev environment for SciPy

Hi everyone! 👋

I got an email from someone pretty recently who wanted to setup a dev environment for SciPy. He had made changes to the source code of SciPy and now wanted to test if his changes were working or not. He had gotten so far without actually testing the code. In this post I will share details on how to setup a dev environment the right way. I will focus mainly on Mac OS. Continue reading Setting up dev environment for SciPy

Speeding up Python code using multithreading

Hi lovely people! 👋 A lot of times we end up writing code in Python which does remote requests or reads multiple files or does processing on some data. And in a lot of those cases I have seen programmers using a simple for loop which takes forever to finish executing. For example: Continue reading Speeding up Python code using multithreading

Python dis module and constant folding

Hi people! Recently, I was super confused when I found out that:

>>> pow(3,89)

runs slower than:

>>> 3**89

I tried to think of a suitable answer but couldn’t find any. I timed the execution of both of these statements using the timeit module in Python3:

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Sending & Sniffing WLAN Beacon Frames using Scapy

Hi everyone! Over the summers I did research on Wi-Fi and part of my research involved sending and receiving different kinds of IEEE 802.11 packets. I did most of this stuff using Scapy so I thought why not create a tutorial about it? When I started my research I had to look through multiple online articles/tutorials in order to get started with Scapy. In order to save you time I am going to bring you up-to speed by running you through a short tutorial. Continue reading Sending & Sniffing WLAN Beacon Frames using Scapy

Practical Python Projects Book

Hi everyone! I am super proud to announce that my second book 🎉🎉Practical Python Projects🎉🎉 is alhamdulillah almost halfway done content-wise. This book is a direct result of a market gap which I found when I started programming a couple of years back. Most programming beginners have access to multiple resources to teach themselves the basics of Python (or any other language) but they don’t have access to those books/tutorials where they are taught to create end-to-end projects in a specific language. A fair amount of online tutorials and beginner textbooks teach the reader only the basics of a language without real-life concrete project development.

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