ASCII, UTF-8, and Latin-1 Coding Nuances

I got thrown off quite a few times when there are textual fields covering names of people or companies across the globe. The error message I frequently received is: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u2019' in position 16: ordinal not in range(128) Various encoding system applied causes the issues, hence it's needed to dig deeper … Continue reading ASCII, UTF-8, and Latin-1 Coding Nuances

Why Python and Some Basic Concepts

Python is a higher level programming language, easy for novice learner to get a hang of in a short time period. It's versatile, efficient and powerful. Versatile refers not only to its seamless incorporation of multiple applications but also its ubiquitously used in many established products such as Facebook, trading software etc. This language is … Continue reading Why Python and Some Basic Concepts