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A Java Web Scraping App with Jsoup and JavaFX

The web has been an entropic explosion of data onto the world and, in recent years it has been shown that enormous value can be gleaned from even seaminly innocuous text data such as the blog post you're reading now. In this article I demonstrate how to use the Jsoup Java library to fetch and parse text data from web pages paired with simple query and display functionality wrapped in a JavaFX desktop app, named ScraperFX, running on OpenJDK 12.

Bridging Node.js and Python with PyNode to Predict Home Prices

In this article I demonstrate a novel Node.js package named PyNode used to invoke Python code within a Node.js application and, more importantly, receive Python return types in the calling Node.js application. To facilitate demonstrating this awesomeness I use the popular scikit-learn Python library to load the included California Housing dataset from the 1990 US Census and build a Linear Regression model for predicting home values within a Express.js application.