Entries by George Offley

Data Structures in Python: Dictionaries

Introduction I’m not going to use a fancy list of Avengers to make my point. I’m still reeling from the ending. Plus, most of the Avengers that they killed off were people of color. My only thought, as I shake my head, is apparently Thanos is racist too. Damn it! The next section of my […]

Crawling Simply with Scrapy

I’ve been building a project lately, working with Python and networking tools. My homemade crawler ran into a litany of issues. From getting to our page, to parsing out the links, I kept running into issues. Luckily for mine and for many other issues that we try to tackle as software developers and aspiring developers […]

Balancing Your Way Through a DDoS Attack

We talked in depth about load balancers in use for distributing traffic to a web app the last time after I screwed up my DevOps interview. For this I would like to look a little deeper in some of the issues surrounding load balancers; Specifically how we can use them to mitigate DDoS attacks. There […]

Testing in Python Part II: PyTest

After a shallow dive into the world of unit testing in the Python I took to the internet comments for guidance. I know what you’re thinking, it’s an exercise in poor thinking, keyboard warrior syndrome, and people telling me to go fuck myself. However every once in awhile you come across someone who knows what […]