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Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Ranking: #11,008 I’ve been busy this spring and slowed down on the Amazon Review project (as you can tell by the increase in my ranking), but with summer and a little extra time I’m reviving it. Part of that revival includes a better way […]

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

22,259 Followers In April of this year Instagram changed its API rates, meaning that a plethora of third-party apps reliant on retrieving that data went out of business and effectively shut down In English: A couple of months ago Instagram decided that third-party websites that […]

#Developer: SxSW Tech Talks 2018

#Developer: SxSW Tech Talks 2018

At 10:32pm on a Thursday night in March, my father and I cruised into the drop-off zone of Austin’s Convention Center to pick up our badges for South by Southwest (SxSW). After making friends with everyone at the registration table, figuring out how to light […]

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

16,264 Followers Up until a couple of months ago, being asked to speak at an event is something that I only expected to happen within the context of organizations I was already a member of in real-life: scholarship events, internal company presentations, usually by people […]

Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification: A Retrospective

Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification: A Retrospective

As a technology consultant I’m expected to be competent in the technologies that our clients use – this means that not only do I work with the “classic” web development languages and frameworks (like Java and JavaScript libraries), but I often have to learn how […]

Wait, what do you actually get paid to do?

Wait, what do you actually get paid to do?

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I program as part of my job. “Programmer” is a vague description at best because there are so many jobs and job descriptions that fall under that title. If you know me in real life […]

Data Conversion Between XML and JSON (w/ Scala)

Data Conversion Between XML and JSON (w/ Scala)

I don’t write technical posts often because I have had to dig through more than my fair share of irrelevant blog posts from 2007. However, every once in a while I run across a problem that has a  solution so convoluted and inconvenient that I […]

So you want to learn how to code?

So you want to learn how to code?

So you think you want to learn to program but don’t know what to do next? Here are some easy ways to start.

Selenium

Selenium

My first impression: My project manager kept saying we should do Selenium tests to increase our unit test coverage on the front end. Our previous experience was with Karma and Jasmine (which was also kind of painful) so we tried to put it off as […]

Weekend Office

Weekend Office

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