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
tl;dr Flake8 development has moved to GitLab and has a mirror on GitHub.
Please send all further bug reports and pull requests to the GitLab
Changing to Git
Recently I started a discussion on the code quality mailing list about
moving Flake8 from Mercurial to Git and to ...
Posted on 21 September 2014 by Ian Cordasco
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
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
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
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
After mostly finishing github3.py 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
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
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, github3.py is essentially feature
complete but is lacking tests for everything. My plan as of this point in time
Posted on 20 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco