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The death of the Internet café

2019-11-25

A look back at the rise and fall of the Internet café, or Cyber café as it was sometimes known.

Filed in: Retro

Write your own JWT generator in Python

2019-11-23

Shows you how to write your own command-line JWT generator in Python.

Filed in: Code

Exploring HTTP

2019-11-21

A brief exploration of HTTP and the tool HTTPie.

Filed in: Tools

How to write a simple web spider in Python

2019-11-07

How to write a simple web spider in Python to use as a link checker.

Filed in: Code

Python and Unicode

2019-11-05

This article takes a look at using Unicode in Python.

Filed in: Code

What are Character Encodings?

2019-11-02

This article takes a look at what character encodings are.

Filed in: Code

What are Character Sets?

2019-10-29

This article takes a look at what character sets are.

Filed in: Code

Introduction to JSON

2019-10-24

A quick look at JSON, why it's important and how to deal with it in Python and JavaScript.

Filed in: Code

How to upgrade your Postgres database tables

2019-10-21

Looks at how to upgrade database tables in an older version to a newer version of Postgres.

Filed in: Tools

Introducing Python lambda

2019-10-20

A first look at Python lambda

Filed in: Code