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Best bots and crawlers for collecting data

Needing a bot for monitoring some price info recently, I looked around for existing products, frameworks and companies that can help building bots for automated data collection and scraping. Here is what I found.

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Get started in python machine learning in 10 minutes for Ruby developers

There is a lot of high quality material for people with different levels of knowledge in machine learning. It requires a lot of digging to sort it and find the most concise ones. Here is a list of most useful articles I found for a ruby developer that wants to start machine learning quickly.

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Rails app from zero to production in 1 hour [Part 2]

Part 1 described how I create and deploy new Rails applications quickly with preconfigured preferences. In the this part I will describe how to set up https for rails production with free ssl certificates, integrate rails app with Slack and how to put in place monitoring with Sentry.

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Rails app from zero to production in 1 hour [Part 1]

New rails applications can be created quickly with rails new [name] when the defaults suit you. To go from empty application with couple scaffolds to production-ready application with your own database, continuous integration, continuous deployments, monitoring etc.

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Rails 5: What to test where?

Rails 5 has different types of tests and RSpec adds its options. This post offers my take on feature specs, request specs, controller specs and unit tests - where to test what.

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