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Using Linux on Windows

Linux is arguably the most developer-friendly operating system. From automation to feature-rich text editors, I see Linux as a must for any programmer. Powerful and hackable Linux ecosystem and the huge community make finding solutions to common problems very trivial. If you need to use Windows for a variety of reasons, you are not out of options when it comes to using Linux. Over the years, I have tried a lot of different ways to enable Linux functionality on Windows, some are better than others but all of them have specific use cases.

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Writing scripts with Reddit API

In this post, I will show how you can use Python to gather content and create a simple web page around it. See the first part to learn how to register an app to Reddit API and get started. Setup I often use PyCharm or Jupyter notebook for Python, but any Python environment will do the trick. You need to have a Reddit app id and app secret already at hand for this part.

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How to use Reddit API

One of the most valuable things I learned in recent years was learning how to use Public APIs to develop tools. An API (Application program interface) is a set of tools to communicate with another service. Learning how to use APIs is very valuable for web applications, but beyond that it is a useful skill to expand your horizon. Once you get the hang of it, there is endless possibilities what you can do with it.

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