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I am Yasoob! You might know me from Practical Python Projects or the Intermediate Python book.
Welcome to my personal blog which is going to be the new home for all of my old and new articles. You can turn on "dark mode" by clicking on the moon (right before the RSS icon) in the side-bar. I hope you enjoy your stay 😊
✍️ Latest Articles
I came across a job posting on Upwork where someone was looking for a software that plays the lyrics of a Spotify song on dual screens. I was really intrigued so I decided to give it a go. In this article I am going to talk about the whole thought process I went through while trying to figure out a solution as I think that part is often missing from programming tutorials.
Are you trying to set up a custom root domain with Webflow & Cloudflare but it is not working? I recently did the same and faced some issues. Let me save you some time and show you how to set it up. By the end, you will have working redirection from www subdomain to your root domain.
Have you ever been interested in how Apple saves the iOS backup files and how you can extract particular files from a backup? In this article, I will show you the different encryptions involved in creating an iOS backup, how to decrypt the data, and how to extract WhatsApp chats from an iOS backup.
In this article we will take a look at how we can automate basic web interactions using Selenium. By the end of this article you will have an automated booking bot that can reserve court space for you automatically. You will also learn about XPath and how to traverse an HTML document using Python, LXML and XPath.
Are you looking to break into big-tech? In this post, I share some tips and tricks that helped me get an internship + job at Microsoft. You don't need to spend every waking minute grinding Leetcode. You can be smart and prepare for the interview a bit more strategically. Read the article to learn more.
I recently got to work on a web scraping project that I deployed on GitHub. The scraper runs daily on a schedule and emails the extracted data all for free using GitHub Actions! In this article, I will show you how I developed this project and how you too can make use of GitHub Actions for free.
I have always been fascinated with barcodes and QR codes. I theoretically knew how barcodes worked but I wanted to solidify my understanding by making one from scratch. In this article, I will take you on a guided tour of how barcodes work and how we can make one from scratch using Python. I will focus on Universal Product Code type A (UPC-A) for this tutorial.
Are you tired of spending tons of money for Mailchimp? Let me show you how to set up listmonk, a free and open-source newsletter and mailing list manager. We will be using docker-compose for orchestration and NGINX + certbot for automated SSL certificates. The final setup will cost you a little bit of effort and $0 in running costs as long as you don't send more than 50,000 emails.
I recently had to make a custom ebook stamping and delivery service for Practical Python Projects book. In this article, I will explain why and how I made this service using AWS lambda as the serverless platform. I will also show you how to use S3 for file hosting, SQS for message passing, SES for automated email delivery, and PyPDF2 + Reportlab + pdfrw for PDF stamping.
I am currently working on a React based app and had to implement prerendering for SEO purposes. In this post, I will show you complete steps for running the prerender.io service on your own server and serve it via NGINX. This will help you improve your app's SEO.