Friday, August 15, 2008

A reminder

Now that I've been doing Python full time again for a while it's easy to forget how magical it can be.

Last night I got an IM from a friend of a friend asking for (a) a recommendation for a Python book and (b) advice on writing a screen scraper. I pointed him to Dive Into Python and BeautifulSoup. Just now he IMed me again, "Hey, thanks for the tip. I ended up writing a screen scraper that I hadn't completed in 2 days in Groovy in about 20 minutes last night in Python with BeautifulSoup. So thanks, you got another python convert."

I love my job.

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