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Static Website Generators

Just a quickie/pointer: I'm reading this very good article about static website generators. Great stuff! https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/11/modern-static-website-generators-next-big-thing/

Added by Michael Levin on June 12, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Add a Caption to an Image

The ability to Interpret image data using software is advancing fast! The two images above are captioned with program generated text. Here's an article that describes concepts and an approach to generate a caption for an image. The code is written in Python and uses TensorFlow. …

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Added by Michael Levin on May 25, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

The JHipster Mini Book ::: Free!

This is what I'm reading right now. Here you go! Matt has given us good presentations that are quick and to the point. Super cool! If you decide to pay $19.95 for the printed book, it'll cover about 3 craft pints. The health monitor app Matt made will record one less point. You'll see! Enjoy, and be sure to let Matt know how much you appreciate this free mini…

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Added by Michael Levin on May 18, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

$11 Billion Swapmeet

First of all, relax, I'm not announcing an exclusive executive swapmeet.  The market for used cell phones has ramped up to a whopping $11 billion as of 2016[1].  That's a big number by itself, especially since the market scarcely existed just ten years ago.  By comparison, everything sold in every category by everyone worldwide on Ebay, new or used, was $84 billion total in 2016[2].

Unless you are actually a senior exec and can offer your device, refurbished, to other…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 15, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments

3 Typical Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools for Marketing Decision

(from http://www.octoparse.com/blog/3-typical-ways-to-use-web-scraping-to...)

Web scraping, also known as web crawling, (web) data extraction, data mining, screen scraping, is the process of collecting large amounts of data from the web, then save to a file, database, etc. Let’s dig deeper into web…

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Added by Paul Black on May 15, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Cross-Platform Mobile Development

Mobile devices prove to be a setback for cross-platform software development, but I hope it will be a minor one.  At present, Android totally dominates the mobile market both in terms of hardware and software volume.  As well, mobile devices are overtaking desktops for overall usage as we speak.  But Linux, as open-source-friendly as it is appears to be getting the rub from Google, so where are we?

As Google continues to grumble about not controlling the world, they're leaking…

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Added by Ismail Jones on May 14, 2017 at 9:24am — No Comments

Top 20 Web Crawler Tools to Scrape the Websites

Web crawling (also known as web scraping) is widely applied in many areas today. It targets at fetching new or updated data from any websites and store the data for an easy access. Web crawler tools are getting well known to the common, since the web crawler has simplified and automated the entire crawling process to make web data resource become easily accessible to everyone. Using a web crawler tool will set free people from repetitive typing or copy-pasting, and we could expect a…

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Added by Paul Black on April 26, 2017 at 4:35am — No Comments

Southeast Linuxfest CFP

This just in..."Talk submissions for SELF 2017 closes THIS FRIDAY at 11:59 PM ET. We are always looking for talk submissions on a very wide variety of topics. As long as it is geeky and not proprietary ... we're interested! We even had a talk last year on hardware computers used on WWI Battleships. So if you're passionate about something -- from programming languages to development to administration to design to something straight out of /dev/random -- submit a talk! If you're selected as a… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Enterprise Connect '17 - It's a wrap!

Enterprise Connect provides the comprehensive analysis and in-depth sessions you need, covering Unified Communications, Mobility, SIP Trunking, Cloud, Video, Collaboration, WebRTC and more.

I had the pleasure of attending Enterprise Connect '17. #EC17 is a conference about communication: telephony, video, chat, and all forms of…

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Added by Michael Levin on April 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Public Safety Data Hackathon

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, if you're in South Florida, there's a hackathon Saturday that sounds like a great way to learn some new tools and use some…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 16, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

O'Reilly Conference Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program

O'Reilly Conference Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program:

At O'Reilly, they believe that true innovation depends on hearing from, and listening to, people with a variety of perspectives. They want their conferences, and the technology communities and companies who…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2017 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Humble Bundle 2017

Humble Bundle 2017: 



O'Reilly has another Humble Book Bundle, this time: All about Hacks. 



Fill your library with practical and creative hacks with O'Reilly's latest Humble Bundle. Readers can pay any price they choose and…

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Added by Michael Levin on February 11, 2017 at 7:17pm — No Comments

JFocus!

JFocus is going on right now in Stockholm! I should say it just ended yesterday, but the ripples usually linger from the great talks and conversations.

https://www.jfokus.se/jfokus/

I noticed Matt Raible is there and a bunch of people you probably know.

If you have some news to report about JFocus or just want to keep up with what's going on, stay tuned and please add comments.

Added by Michael Levin on February 9, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Scraping News Articles from TheStreet.com

Octoaprse enables you to scrape latest news articles from news source.

There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the latest news articles of TheStreet.com to get article information - such as the title of article, article body text, date/time article published, author and article URL with…

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Added by Paul Black on January 8, 2017 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Scraping Stock Data on Yahoo Finance

Octoaprse enables you to scrape finance data from financial websites. There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the stock data - such as most active stocks, stock gainers and stock losers on Yahoo Finance with Octoparse.

The website URLs we will use are as follows.…

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Added by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Scraping Stock Information from CNN Money

Octoaprse enables you to scrape stock information from financial website. There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the stock data from CNN Money website to get detail information - such as the title, body, published date/time, author and article URL with Octoparse.

The website URL we will use is…

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Added by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 11:01pm — No Comments

How to add a fixed value when scraping in Octoparse?

Q: How to add a fixed value when scraping in Octoparse?

 

Description:

How to add a fixed value as one of the data fields when making a scraping task in Octoparse?

  

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The simplest method:

You can add a fixed value when you are in the "Extract Data" action:

1. Click the "Add Pre-defined Fields".

 

2. Choose the “Add a fixed value…

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Added by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

Scraping Yelp Reviews

Octoparse enables you to scrape reviews from yelp.com.    

 

In this tutorial we will scrape all reviews about car audios in Brooklyn, NY, United States from yelp.com with Octoparse.

The website URL we will use is …

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Added by Paul Black on January 3, 2017 at 1:41am — No Comments

Scraping Hotel Reviews from Tripadvisor.com

In this tutorial we will scrape the phone numbers of all the hotels and their customer reviews in London from TripAdvisor.com with Octoparse.

The website URL we will use is https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g186338-London_England-Hotels.html.

The data fields include Hotel name, the number of reviews, address, ranking, PhoneNumber, customer…

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Added by Paul Black on January 3, 2017 at 1:39am — No Comments

Scraping Restaurants Infomation from yell.com

Octoparse enables you to scrape the search results from Yell.com. After you enter the items you want to search in a certain region, you will redirect to the search page by clicking the “Search” botton.

 

In this tutorial we will scrape data about all restaurants in London from yell.com with Octoparse.

Then we will use the URL of the…

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Added by Paul Black on January 3, 2017 at 1:37am — No Comments

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