Analyzing movie rating data from an IMDB.com dataset using Python, Pandas and Matplotlib

    Since the dawn of cinema, the quality and enjoyment produced by motion pictures has been a complicated and controversial subject. An entire sub-industry has been created to review, criticize, recommend, analyze, categorize and rate movies. This, added to the subjective nature of each individual likes and dislikes has resulted in mixed experiences and expectations […]

Getting out of the maze with A star

    A local IT company (who shall remain unnamed in this post and shall be thankful for that) was offering free tickets to this year’s Campus Party event in Mexico. To get the tickets, you needed to complete a programming challenge. Since I’ve never attended any Campus Party* and I enjoyed solving the programming challenge […]

The power of the return code

    The correct handling of return values made my life as a programmer much easier. That is the whole purpose of their creation. I can write code that will check itself and will notice if any step of any program failed or produced an undesired result, and act accordingly. Checking the return values allows a […]