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OneDrive (Backup & Sync) workaround for Linux

As a developer, we all love keeping our files onto the cloud securely so that we can have access to them anytime, anywhere. What better service to do that than Microsoft OneDrive? Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office. The official OneDrive client is available for Windows only. And, that ain’t fair.

Why should we be using the blue screen of death in the first place to access all our files or folders. We can take the browser route as well, but no one like to sign in and out each time they want to access to their files. What if I told you that you can use OneDrive natively in your Linux machine, without the need of any client or 3rd party software.

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We are in the endgame now // Week 12

Well, as far as the flow goes CerberusValidator works with schemas that are in Mapping structure. Basically any dicts with values as dict having types of values. If you don’t get it, then check this out https://docs.python-cerberus.org/en/stable/

But, Cerberus only cares for the schema and data which it’s getting from the user. Not from where it gets it. Almost most of our users will be giving the schema in the form either URL or paths to files. Which is fine by us until the point somewhere in week 12 where I forgot to code that properly into the code. Nothing to be afraid had to redo some old functions. Actually improved a lot of old code in the process. How time flies by. Damn.

Not much is left to be done, except write a few more tests and a lot of testing. And merging it to master. I am confident we can make it before August 19. Let’s see. Fingers crossed. This is vipulgupta2048 signing off for the second last time here. I won’t be going anywhere if you think. 

There is a lot of work to be done at ScrapingHub x The Scrapy Project. 
Looking forward to new challenges. 

Next, final work report!

Now, we test // Week 11

Testing …

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Integration Finally works out for good! // Week 10

Week #10 24/07 to 30/07

The integration finally worked, and a completely unrelated banner!!

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Ramping up the integration // Week 9

Week #9 17/07 to 23/07

Well, integration isn’t working, and I am not giving up.

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Only 6 Weeks left // Week 8

Week #8 10/07 to 16/07

I just realized that there aren’t many weeks left. Good times like these should never end. 

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Sticks and stones may break my tests … // Week 7

Week #7 03/07 to 09/07

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FIRST EVALUATION CLEARED // Week 6

Week #6 26/06 to 02/07

Well, I survived the first evaluation as you can all see. Made some mistakes along the way, recovered with the advice from my mentors and hopefully going strong into work period 2. Let’s talk shop, yes. 

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Meilenstein Ein beendet // Woche 5


Week #5 19/06 to 25/06

The first evaluation is here, got done with a milestone and took a small break for a personal event.

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They see me coding, they testin’ // Week 4

Week #4 12/06 to 18/06

Well, this has been another rather testing week. 

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Zero displacement, & a lot of distance covered // Week 3 [Physics.Py]

Week #3 5/06 to 11/06

If the distance is the path traveled between 2 points and displacement between 2 points is the shortest path you can take to reach your destination from the initial point.

Then, I say after making full circles, my overall displacement is 0. But, I am sure as hell has come a long way in learning more about Python as a programming language by just reading and understanding and implementing new code concepts than ever before.

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Packaging that Python // Week 2

Week #2 – 28/05 to 04/06

Well, this has been a good week of learning about new things, revising old concepts and reading implementation of one of the oldest modules in Python to understand the idea behind Python Packaging. I feel bad about not able to write a lot of code,  but I think without understanding the existing code base the way forward would have been fruitless, and more disappointing.

So, let’s start by answering our 3 infamous questions and later give you a broad picture into Python Packaging as I will try to explain it to you like a 5-year-old. 

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Week 1 // The week that has been @ 2048

Week #1 – 21/05 to 27/05 
In the last meeting, my mentors and I decided upon the mini-project that I suggested. Here’s a brief overview of what I decided to work with over the course of the last week.

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[#0] ALiAS does it again: Report on our GSoC AMA program

ALiAS is the largest open-source community at Amity University and as one of the founding member of our small 500+ active member community nothing makes me more happier than writing about it and looking back on our accomplishments, failures and new initiatives.

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What really is, Mixster?

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Hey there,
Are you new to these parts of the internet? If you are, then allow me to be your guide helping you understand what Mixster is and why this little corner of the web has become an integral part of who I am and have become over the years. Also, what we really do here.

We’re HIRING !!

[Part1] Integrating Hasura’s GraphQL Engine into our React Application

Dive into a fun, articulate tutorial where we dive deep into clearing mysteries of working with ReactJS, the powerful and simple Hasura GraphQL Engine. Let’s jump right in.

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My week with Mozfest & Sustain #2018 #London

2018 is coming to an end. For some, it didn’t go quite well. Some would say it went just as good as the last year. But after attending Mozfest, you might find me saying that my 2018 went something like this.

Legit off the hook. 

– Vipul Gupta


Henceforth, this post won’t be a regular “My Awesome Experience blog” of a conference that you won’t bother reading. But, I rather feel obligated to discuss the people, the works, and the city that was behind Mozfest 2018 and Sustain Summit 2018 that one should really focus on. Let’s jump in.

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Google Cloud Summit, LicenseChecks, 1st Evaluations, Bugs #6+7

So, you might be getting lonely that I didn’t write at all these past weeks. About the progress of my project with Google Summer of Code. Well, I know you don’t. SO why don’t we move ahead with me explaining in detail how awesome my weeks was. Let’s get started, shall we?  (more…)

Writing Documentation & Hacking with Go for OpenEBS #FOSS

Honestly, I have little experience in Go, I have never been inclined to use it much. As I am already comfortable, writing code in Python for about a year now. But that doesn’t stop me from learning new languages and technologies. Hence my utmost dedication to cure myself of the “Too Much too Learn” Syndrome. I went to the Women Who Go meetup in New Delhi, India for a Go 101 workshop. And that’s how I got to know about the open-source project, OpenEBS, and their exciting Summer HackFest.

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Google Drive (Backup and Sync) workaround for Linux.

Are you frustrated, angry and a little hurt that Google has still not released a desktop client of Google Drive for your favorite Linux distro? Are you having weird, nostalgic thoughts about shifting back to the blue screen of death or popularly known as the operating system, Windows? That sweet accessibility, comforts and smooth sync it provides. As your hungry soul searches relentlessly on Google for proper backup options on Linux. Friends fear no more. I got you all covered (Well, almost all of you).
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