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  • Day 001

    First Day It’s the first day of using my development diary. I haven’t worked on any of my projects yet and instead spent today working on this website. I still need to work on the layout of the website. I spent a long time thinking about how I wanted this website to look and what……


  • Day 002

    Slow progress Today I’ve been working on the betting site for only a short time. Instead of making a website I’m instead making a command line application first. I’m writing it in Python using the Typer library. I’m making slow progress. I’ve only been working on parsing the JSON response from the sports API. I……


  • Day 003

    Making a start Today I’ve made a start on the betting app. I’ve made some plans on paper and on Azure DevOps. I’ve also created a Jupyter notebook detailing the process of querying the football API and parsing the response. Yesterday I said I wanted to work on this project for at least 4 hours……


  • Day 004

    It’s coming together It’s the first weekend and I have made good progress on what I thought would be quite difficult. I wanted to save only the data I wanted from the football API for my betting app and I’ve done it. I used PyCharm to help me figure out the JSON pointer for each……


  • Day 005

    First Sunday It’s the first Sunday and I haven’t felt like doing much so I just formatted the date and time for each fixture. This is what the original date from the API looked like: Now here is how I separated it into date and time: original_date = read_api[“response”][index][“fixture”][“date”] print(f”original_date = {original_date}”) date_time_obj = datetime.strptime(original_date,”%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z”)……


  • Day 006

    Chose a name I’ve decided to call this betting app Broccoli bet. Saving Data Today I saved the data I collected to a new file and added the time and date of when the file was created. Now I need to let the user input their bet to compare against the results. Or maybe I’ll……


  • Day 007

    First Week The first week is over. I’ve decided to stop using python and switch to .NET Most of the job postings in my area are for C# developers and it’s a language that I used to use. I was struggling reading local files with python after deploying the code. I mainly used python for……