Using VS Code for Python/Django Development

VS Code is an editor developed by Microsoft. I have been using this editor for Python development for a few months now. Previously I have been using Pycharm Community Edition for development, but I had to switch to an editor which was less resource consuming than Pycharm, hence I found VS Code. It was initially suggested to my by one of my colleagues. My first impression was, what is this? Is it really usable? Is it as bad as Atom?(I have a dreadful experience with Atom, although Atom is…

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Categories: Python, Django, VSCode, Virtual-Environment, IDE, technical-blogs

Play With Pillow

Who hasn't heard PIL? It's an image processing library made by python (Python Image Library). Pillow is an extension of it. So installing pillow is really easy: pip install pillow Now we are going to do some image processing cool stuff: First Load Image: from PIL import Image, ImageOps img ='image.png') Resize Image Suppose We want to resize an image and maintain its aspect ratio. Here we need to get the aspect ratio after resizing. Here is a snippet for it: def get_resize_image_size(image,…

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Categories: image-processing, Python, pil, pillow, Django, technical-blogs

Python: Selenium with PhantomJs to capture Screenshots

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG. And Selenium is a portable software-testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a record/playback tool for authoring tests without the need to learn a test scripting language (Selenium IDE) Using the combination of selenium and PhantomJs can give you a way to capture screenshots and use it in your choices. For that let's install PhantomJs in your computer. For Ubuntu/Debian…

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Categories: Django, Selenium, PhantomJs, Python, technical-blogs

Make MacOs Notifications From RSS Feed Using Python

Today we are going to see how make OSX notifications from RSS Feed of any website using Python. So first of all, let us see how to make a simple notification. We are going to use AppleScript for this. Go to terminal and Type: >>osascript -e 'display notification "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" with title "Title"' We shall see a notification popping up in right up corner like this: Now, we will use this command to pop up notifications using python from rss…

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Categories: MacOs, RSS, Python, technical-blogs

Make .CSV file using MySQL and Python

In this blog, I am going to show how to develop an application by which we can make .csv files from MySQL database using Python. Now, let us start by getting data from Database. Lets say we have a DB names csv_test and it contains a table named test with fields id and name, and for testing purpose let us have some values inserted into it like this: +------+--------+ | id | name | +------+--------+ | 1 | test_1 | | 2 | test_2 | | 3 | test_3 | +------+--------+ Now, to get all…

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Categories: CSV, Python, MySQL, technical-blogs