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  • Posting Data and Using Sessions with Requests

    In the previous post, we covered downloading/pulling data using Requests. We downloaded and manipulated data from HTML web pages as well as API’s. Posting data is what will be covered here. We will be submitting data as if it were from an HTML form. We will also be posting data...

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  • Pulling Data with Requests

    Requests, being one of the most popular Python modules, is a highly regarded tool for sending HTTP requests. In this post, we will be pulling data from HTML pages, JSON API’s, and XML API’s. Pulling Data from HTML Pages Requests makes downloading a webpage easy. For this example, we will...

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  • Intro to Using Python Type Hints

    Type hinting was added to the Python standard library starting in version 3.5. Python, being a dynamically typed language, does not enforce data types. However, when argument types and return types for functions have type hints implemented, type hints can provide the following benefits: Reviewing Old Code Most often, developers...

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  • Breakpoints in Chrome Developer Tools

    Using Breakpoints in Chrome Developer Tools Included: Conditional breakpoints Exception breakpoints Scope pane Watch expressions

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  • JavaScript Console and Debugging in Chrome Developer Tools

    How to use the JavaScript Console in Chrome Developer Tools. Included are executing JavaScript, writing logs, and debugging.

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  • Box Model Widget in Chrome Developer Tools

    This video demo will cover the box model widget in Chrome Developer Tools. I will, very briefly, go over the box model then how to use the widget to edit CSS.

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  • Picking a Color from a Webpage with Chrome Developer Tools

    Picking a color from a webpage is simple. There’s no need to install a Chrome Extension. Simply, open the Elements tab in Chrome Developer Tools. Open Developer Tools Command+Option+I (Mac) or Control+Shift+I (Windows) In the styles tab, select any CSS selector that has a color property filter using “color” as...

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  • Locate Command: Find Filenames Quickly

    The locate command is a handy tool that enables you to find files quickly. Installing on Ubuntu sudo apt-get install mlocate -y sudo updatedb Installing on MacOS sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb

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  • Elements Tab in Chrome Developer Tools

    A demo of how to use the Elements tab in Chrome Developer Tools. This is the first video of a series on Chrome Developer Tools. This video will focus in the Elements tab. Mainly to view elements, edit CSS, and work with units of measure.

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  • Linux File System Hierarchy for Web Developers

    The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) is maintained by the Linux Foundation to organize the various components of the file system. This will not be a comprehensive post, but rather, will provide just enough info to understand the basic structure and directories for most web servers. A manpage is available for...

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