Posts about Release

MusicDL version 2020.07.31 has been released

Hello there, everyone.

I have been wanting to revisit and update some of my projects (including some past projects I have ditched over the years) to make my software up to date and keep working on new stuff at the same time. I know some of you remember about MusicDL, the application I have coded to play and download music from some popular websites such as Youtube. As you remember in this blog post, when i released MusicDl, I wrote that I just made it for learning a few interesting concepts related to Web scraping (or how to extract, thanks to a set of libraries, the info you want from a website).

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Undead Assault is back

Hello there, everyone! over the last few weeks, some of you have been watching and hearing rumours about Undead Assault coming back.

For those of you who don't know about it, Undead Assault is an audiogame that consists of surviving against infinite hordes of zombies, playing single or in a team with up to 3 more players.

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Socializer 0.17 has been released

Yesterday I have released a new version of Socializer, the VK accessible client I am developing. In this post I want to talk about what happened in the development process of this project, what we did and what is planned for future. Even if you don't plan to use the project, this post is worth reading because some of the most interesting methods may be applied to other projects of mine. Here I will post the full changelog for the 0.17 version, and will deep into more details later.

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socializer: Accessible VK client V0.16

Two years ago, in february 2016, I have started to code an application called Socializer. Its goal is to be a full featured windows client to use all features present in VK, the largest russian social network and one of the places I enjoy to visit dayly. If you have used TWBlue, socializer was designed to do the same as TWBlue, but for a more featured social network full of rich content and with real time chat, among other interesting things.

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My new project: MusicDL, a simple music downloader

Here I'd like to write something about the new project I am developing. It's called MusicDL, and its purpose is simple: it should allow searching, playing and downloading music from different websites. I consider it's heavily inspired by Chris Norman's project, GMP3.

Being honest,I just was taking a little course about web scraping in Python and wanted to apply something of what I have learnt in a simple thing.

Besides scraping, I also wanted to build something with Python 3 and its new tools. I know Python 3 syntax is not so different to Python 2.x, but anyway, it adds some new features and deprecates something we have been using for some ages. Currently, none of my other projects are ready for switching to Python 3. So for now, instead modifying alot of code and writing a script for another module (Py2exe, the module used to build windows executable files from Python programs, is not ready to work in Python 3.6, the latest python 3 stable version), I have decided to build a new, simple project to try a new version of Python, a new windows executable builder and a new module we plan to use in TWBlue, called vlc.

So that's how MusicDL was born. Basically is a little experiment about Python 3 support, WX Python Phoenix (WXPython for Python 3), python-vlc (module for using LibVLC and play some of the audio formats VLC can handle), and pyinstaller (module for creating windows executable files).

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