Roman's Blog

Random notes of a Python enthusiast

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My Blog's New Look

 May 6, 2018    0 comments 

As you can see I have completely re-worked this blog's design. The new skin is based on Bootstrap 4 and hopefully is more pleasant looking than the old one.

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 DjangoHTML

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Python 3.7’s new builtin breakpoint and Web-PDB

 April 30, 2018    0 comments 

Recently, I came across an article about Python 3.7’s new builtin breakpoint published on Medium. The article published in March describes the new Python 3.7 feature - built-in breakpoint() function that suspends Python program execution and starts a debugger (the built-in PDB by default). But for me the most interesting part is that the article mentions my Web-PDB remote debugger and describes how to use the new breakpoint() function with it. It's nice to know that people are actually using my work and reference it in their articles.

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Scrapy Tutorial - Part 1

 Jan. 25, 2018    0 comments 

In this tutorial I will show you how to scrap information from websites with Python using popular Scrapy library. (...)

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Setting Up MySQL in LibreELEC on Raspberry Pi

 Nov. 17, 2017    0 comments 

Kodi mediacenter can maintain a common medialibrary on MySQL database server. This way a media library, including "watched" and "in progress" marks, can be synchronized between several Kodi instances. The official Kodi Wiki provides instructions on how to set up MySQL server on various platforms, however those instructions do not include LibreELEC — a popular mediacenter software based on Kodi that runs on various platforms, including different versions of Raspberry Pi single-board computers. (...)

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My Contribution to Kodi Project

 June 16, 2017    0 comments 

I'm a long-time devoted user of Kodi mediacenter and by the end of the last year I was very honored to be accepted to Team Kodi for all my activities connected to the project. Until recently my Kodi-related programming projects were limited to Python addons and I never touched the core project. And now I'm glad to announce that my small GitHub pull request was accepted by Kodi core developers. It is a small fix/addition to C++ implementation of Kodi Python API, but I'm still very proud of it because I have been able to make a worthy contribution to such large C++ project.

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