Welcome to my sixth blog post about my experience in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021.
What am I working on
Last week I finished working with my second milestone. This is what I did. There is a lecture in the project
called Hackeando con Pyhton that is supposed to teach how to access an API and retrieve information using
pyhton. Before last week, this lecture had only one exercise because others were eliminated due to the APIs they
used (They have changed a lot and they are no longer public). Now, this lecture has six new exercises.
You might know these two python modules to do HTTP requests:
the new exercises I used both, mainly because I encountered a problem with Runestone and I had to change the
python interpreter to solve this.
This week I will be working on my third milestone.
What have I struggled with this week?
I had trouble with the
dumps method from the
json module. For an exercise I needed to
display on screen the json data retrieved from an API. In order to print it with indentation I passed the
indent argument. Like this:
However, it wasn't working.
What solutions have I found?
So, I was using
requests module before this. I had to change the python interpreter to
brython for some exercises, because in Brython
json.dumps with the
arg works just fine, but Brython doesn't support the
requests module yet. This is why I changed to
urllib. In the Brython's console, the output finally dislplayed nicely with indentation.