We're all data people here, so you already know the scenario: it happens perhaps once a day, perhaps 5, or even more. There's an API you're working with, and it's great. It contains all the information you're looking for, but
Python, Pandas, & Functional Programming!
APIs. They're wonderful. For every headache they've given me, I'm glad I live in the age where hitting an API endpoint is a standard way of retrieving data - I recently had to crawl a bunch of records from the
Deep Dive into Cloud SQL and its out-of-the-box API
Well folks, I have a confession to make. I've been maintaining an affair with two lovers. That's right; they're none other than Postgres, and Google Cloud. While such polygamy may be shunned by the masses, I believe that somehow, some
Weaponizing APIs against tyrannical software
Before we get into the specifics of how to sadistically abuse Tableau, let's clear the air: there's something about inaccessible, expensive, proprietary enterprise software that tends to put me in a touchy mood. As we know, B2B software pricing has
Let pandas do the heavy lifting for you when turning JSON into a DataFrame.
Abusing APIs for all they’re worth
Taxation without representation. Colonialism. Not letting people eat cake. Human beings rightfully meet atrocities with action in an effort to change the worked for the better. Cruelty by mankind justifies revolution, and it is this writer's opinion that API limitations
Because you'll probably have to
Life is filled with things we don't want to do; you're a developer so you probably understand this to a higher degree than most people. Sometimes we waste weeks off our lives thanks to an unreasonable and unknowledgable stakeholder. Other
Using API Gateway to create complex APIs
Enough with the 101 tutorials, it's time to step our game up… we're going to build an API. All those other posts? They were just wax-on wax-off... classic Mr. Miyagi maneuver. This is what separates the men from the boys,
Get familiar with what might become your most used Python library
Last episode we taught you how to make GET requests using Ajax, where you learned to store and pass private keys on the client side like an idiot. Today we'll do the equivalent in Python by using the requests library