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July 04, 2021

Background

I've been interested in the reddit API for a while, as it is a site I interact with frequently and has a few interesting details in its implementation.

In the past, I've used the Python Reddit API Wrapper (PRAW) to create an API for accessing saved reddit posts, as well as numerous other quick scripts for analysing reddit data.

As a challenge to myself, I decided to build my own...

June 04, 2020

Background

Recently, I've been working on a web application to manage recipes that my partner and I have collected. The application provides forms to enter the recipe metadata as well as the ingredients that comprise the recipe.

To ease the process of copying recipes into system, I started to investigate whether it would be possible to extract the details of a recipe from the website where it is listed. This post will detail the process involved in building the functionality to import recipes, including extracting the raw data and parsing into a useable...