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RabbitMQ's Management API

It’s possible to access a wide array of data about your RabbitMQ installation using the RabbitMQ management API - a REST API which returns JSON responses. Some of the data can be a bit unintuitive without an explanation, and the documentation was initially a bit hard to find… Here are some notes…

Converting File Formats Using Python 3

I recently needed to convert text files created by one application into a completely different format, to be processed by a different application. The source files did not have line terminators. In some cases, the files were too large to be read into memory (without causing resource problems). A small Python script to the rescue - during which I learned about callables and sentinels.