Using Python’s calendar module for scraping date-based data

I’ve recently fallen in love with Python’s standard calendar module. It has lots of functions to make handling dates a breeze. And for scraping data based on dates, it couldn’t be more convenient. Take Environment Canada’s historical hourly data for Montreal. Each page has 24 hours of data in a single day. If I want […]

How to survive the desert of despair in your code-learning journey

A lot of ink has been devoted lately on reality checks for new self-taught coders. Here are two prominent posts: TechCrunch: Don’t Believe Anyone Who Tells You Learning To Code Is Easy Viking Code School Blog:  Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard These posts are reactions to the wealth of beginner courses on coding, some which promise […]