Hacker Cup Python Power Up

I wouldn’t say I’m a python expert by any stretch of the imagination. When the time came to stand up and be counted for python-related lightning talks though, I couldn’t resist. Whenever the Facebook Hacker Cup comes around, and I happen to not miss it, I pull for trusty old python. It’s a scripting language, […]

The Scrabble Tournament Assistant – BEFORE

In my last blog post, I promised to journal my attempt at cleaning up some code I wrote to make maintaining it a much easier task. The application I mentioned was called, at least by me, the Scrabble Tournament Assistant. Prior to writing the application, I had been asked to help with moderating duties. These duties […]

When jQuery met Wikipedia for a game of Scrabble

I needed to obtain a JSON object containing the tile values on scrabble tiles for a project I took on. This was across 8 dictionaries (6 languages). The problem was, I couldn’t  find a good source for the required data. I have since found a far easier way to obtain the data but it was […]

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