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Sending JSON in Requests

This is the first in what I hope will be a series of explorations of advanced and lesser known features in requests.

Recently, the requests team released version 2.4.3. In this version, we had a very significant new feature released that was contributed by Carol Willing. It has ...

Posted on 01 November 2014 by Ian Cordasco

Designing and Building OSAP

Initial Success

Following the advice of Jim "Big Tiger" Remsik, I made the Google Docs Forms that have started OSAP as a service. Thankfully, I have a more manageable way of helping apprentices find mentors than people emailing me directly. Due to those forms working so well, we already have ...

Posted on 09 September 2013 by Ian Cordasco

Starting OSAP

This past weekend was Madison Ruby and it was fantastic. After it finished on Saturday, I went to dinner with some super awesome people and we eventually started discussing open source. A couple of the people at the table expressed concerns and fears about contributing to existing open soure projects ...

Posted on 26 August 2013 by Ian Cordasco

Requests 1.2.0

tl;dr dispatch_hook now sends the keyword arguments that were originally sent with the request. Hook authors should modify their hooks to accept them and resend them.

This morning Kenneth published (on PyPI and Crate) requests 1.2.0 which included a lot of very important changes. One, which will ...

Posted on 31 March 2013 by Ian Cordasco

Showing bash some love

So in my last post I discussed my pyserv bash function that looks and behaves like a program. I didn't exactly disect it, but I have a different one that I will disect.

Meet my nifty function called sandbox:

    if [[ -z "$1" ]] ; then
        echo "sandbox: No directory provided ...
Posted on 06 January 2013 by Ian Cordasco


I'm just going to collect some useful one-liners that I've either made myself or found elsewhere. I think some of these might benefit some people I know, so there may be follow up posts to add more.

What's my IP? (python)

This requires requests but it could ...

Posted on 26 November 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Unittests in

After mostly finishing[1] I started writing the unittests for the library. I waited until the end because I knew I wanted to test directly against the API. To do that, I needed to make sure I had all the functionality that would return the proper objects to ...

Posted on 18 September 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Weirdness in python2

So a friend of mine is learning python and was fooling around in the interactive console. They accidentally ran:

'str' > 19
# But they meant to run
'str' > '19'

Can you guess what that evaluated to? Conventional thought would suggest a TypeError, but in fact that evaluates to True. Odd right ...

Posted on 22 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco

A Few Thoughts

I've just had a few things kicking around in my head lately and I thought I'd jot them down.

With the exception of paginated calls, is essentially feature complete but is lacking tests for everything. My plan as of this point in time is ...

Posted on 20 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco