Get notifications when your Python program has finished

Do you sometimes run programs in Python which take a while? And do you constantly keep looking whether the program has finished? Receive notifications while doing other things or when you are away from your computer with the three simple Python scripts below.

You can choose to get notified by a playing a sound, sending a text message or email. That depends on your preferences or the runtime of your program.
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Using Pipelines in Scrapy

In this post I will talk about Item Pipelines in the Scrapy framework. In short, Pipelines can be used to process an Item. With processing I mean: using the contents of an item or even removing it.

We’ll continue the Top Films Web Scraper which I introduced in the previous post on Items in Scrapy. For our project, we’ll use Pipelines to store the Items in an SQLite database.
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