Repetitive tasks are boring. Let’s face it; if you don’t have to sit in front of a compute, click a link and type something in to a field, why do it? Computers are amazing tools that are capable of doing all sorts of boring tasks if we just knew how to setup the task. Although there are many different ways to do this, today we are going to focus on the Python programming language.
If you are going to learn a new skill and spend the time to get pretty good at it, it would be nice if that skill was fun, helpful, or valuable in some way. Sure, underwater basket weaving may be challenging, but is it really valuable? Not to me. [Read more…]