I've tried to write down and link to the stuff I found useful along the way with this project, in case it helps you too. Well, no, really so I can come back to it next time I'm using one of these!
GETendpoints to return JSON data, and another endpoint to receive and log incoming webhook data. Continue reading
$ sudo apt install python Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'python-is-python2' instead of 'python'
It turns out that since the
python package has historically been Python 2, and there's a separate
python3 package (and the commands match the package names, also
pip3 etc), that default has remained in an attempt to break things for fewer people. Which is nice, but how do I get current, stable python?
sudo apt install python-is-python3
There's a sister package called
python-is-python3 and installing that makes my
python command use version 3 as I expected! It's a fairly good solution to the problem but it took me a moment to work out how to install it so I thought I'd write it down for next time! Hope it helps you too :)
There are some situations where I don't have access to my speaker notes. Usually this is a good reason, such as I have mirrored my displays so I can demo or play a video without fiddling with my display settings in the middle of a talk. Sometimes, it's because something bad happened and I'm presenting from someone else's machine or a laptop that's completely off stage and I only have the comfort monitor. For those situations I use a printed set of backup speaker notes so I thought I'd share the script that creates these.
curl http://api.joind.in | python -mjson.tool
You need python installed, but the JSON extension is probably included, and that's all you need for this tool. The result is something like:
You can also use this approach to present JSON data that has been captured to another file, for example, it's a handy trick that I use often when developing something with JSON as a data format.