Web scraping is something I considered back when I was working with Python and
found out about BeautifulSoup and Scrapy. When a website doesn't have a way to
request/retrieve information programmatically (like with an API), an alternative
way of "requesting" the data is by scraping it, or collecting it by using a
program or script. There are legal considerations when it comes to web scraping,
so I'll start this off by sharing a video about that:
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Check it out on Humble Bundle! [https://emtr0.link/humblejsbundle]It happens to everyone. You start or get back into something and you either get
distracted, busy with something else or lose motivation and take a break. This
happens with coding too. It's happened to me, requiring me to revisit "intro to"
courses to get a refresher before continuing with the next step of the learning
For example, I've taken a bunch of Python courses and got far in the Coursera
curriculum but it's been so long since I've done anything with Python, I'd need
a basics refemTr0.dev is now pretty much how I want it in terms of design and setup (comment
system coming soon) so as promised
[/emtr0-dev-powered-by-ghost-heroku-gatsby-netlify-work-in-progress/], here's a
quick guide on how I got everything working. The sources for this guide as well
as additional resources for the platforms are linked at the end.
Before jumping into it, I wanted to mention the GitHub Student Developer Pack.
If you're currently a student interested in anything related to developing
websIf you visited emTr0.dev within the last few days you probably noticed it was
being forwarded to my tap.bio [https://tap.bio/@emTr0]. I forwarded the domain
because I was in the process of moving my blog and website to a different
platform. I was going to wait till it was done but I figured it would be cool to
share the progress of the new website/blog's progress.
When I last set up the emTr0.dev domain, I had it pointing to my Devblog at
Hashnode [https://emtr0.hashnode.dev/]. Hashnode was sucCNN
posted an article where they talk about the urgent need for COBOL programmers to
help some state governments in the United States.
> (CNN) On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add
COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they
battle the coronavirus pandemic.
In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has put out a call for volunteers who knYesterday I started and completed the free coding camp from Skillcrush. As they
put it, this camp is:
> A totally beginner-friendly intro to tech, techies, and kick-ass careers in less
than five minutes a day.
It's short but was well made and pleasantly informative. I learned some things I
didn't know before since it included a few sections on visual design and user
experience. For example, I drew my first wireframe for a website concept based
on a local video game store, and learned about the I occasionally get back pain for various reasons but for some reason, today it
was really bugging me. It was semi-painful and I know it's because I slacked off
on being mindful about my posture throughout the day while at the computer. When
I got home, I did a bunch of searching for some good stretches to relieve my
back pain. I found quite a few but narrowed it down to a list I felt many of you
would also benefit from.
Most of these stretching and exercise "guides" include the same types of
stI recently watched this TEDx Talk. It was really inspiring. I'm learning
Pluralsight, which is about 14 hours long. One of the key things mentioned by
Josh Kaufman (@joshkaufman [https://twitter.com/joshkaufman] on Twitter) was
those 20 hours need to include consistent practice, which just going through a
video course won't do since it's not always super involved. I know there are
course files to download but it's not