Category: Javascript


Easy WebSockets with Flask and Gevent

This weekend I decided to take a short vacation from my book writing effort and spend time on a project I wanted to work on for a long time. The result of this effort is a brand new Flask extension that I think is pretty cool.

I'm happy to introduce Flask-SocketIO, a very easy to use extension that enables WebSocket communications in Flask applications.



Writing a Javascript REST client

Last month I published an article on writing RESTful web services in Python, in which I developed a small web service.

Today I'm putting my "front-end" hat to show you how to write a Javascript client application that uses the Python service.



Easy Web Scraping With Node.js

Web scraping is a technique used to extract data from websites using a computer program that acts as a web browser. The program requests pages from web servers in the same way a web browser does, and it may even simulate a user logging in to obtain access. It downloads the pages containing the desired data and extracts the data out of the HTML code. Once the data is extracted it can be reformatted and presented in a more useful way.

In this article I'm going to show you how to write web scraping scripts in Javascript using Node.js.