The Zen of Data Processing

1. Every business needs a database.

2. Every business needs its OWN database.

3. A loosely organized collection of privately maintained spreadsheets is not a database.

4. But a unified database is the single source of truth.

5. A database is a window into the business:

If you can see it, you can […]

Web programming is easy

Requests allows you to send organic, grass-fed HTTP/1.1 requests, without the need for manual labor. There’s no need to manually add query strings to your URLs, or to form-encode your POST data. Keep-alive and HTTP connection pooling are 100% automatic, thanks to urllib3.

In the last year, I’ve written three Python programs that scrape data […]

The Zen of Python

Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit. Simple is better than complex. Complex is better than complicated. Flat is better than nested. Sparse is better than dense. Readability counts. Special cases aren’t special enough to break the rules. Although practicality beats purity. Errors should never pass silently. Unless explicitly silenced. In the […]