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Python Automation Cookbook

By : Jaime Buelta
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Python Automation Cookbook

By: Jaime Buelta

Overview of this book

Have you been doing the same old monotonous office work over and over again? Or have you been trying to find an easy way to make your life better by automating some of your repetitive tasks? Through a tried and tested approach, understand how to automate all the boring stuff using Python. The Python Automation Cookbook helps you develop a clear understanding of how to automate your business processes using Python, including detecting opportunities by scraping the web, analyzing information to generate automatic spreadsheets reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails. You’ll learn how to get notifications via text messages and run tasks while your mind is focused on other important activities, followed by understanding how to scan documents such as résumés. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to the world of graphs, along with studying how to produce organized charts using Matplotlib. In addition to this, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how to generate rich graphics showing relevant information. By the end of this book, you’ll have refined your skills by attaining a sound understanding of how to identify and correct problems to produce superior and reliable systems.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Producing SMS

One of the most widely available communication channels is text messages. Text messages are very convenient to use to distribute information.

SMS messages can be used for marketing purposes, but also as ways of alerting or sending notifications, or, very common recently, as a way of implementing two-factor authentication systems.

We will use Twilio, a service exposing an API to send SMS in an easy way.

Getting ready

We need to create an account for Twilio at Go to the page and register a new account.

You'll need to follow the instructions and set up a phone number to receive messages. You'll need to input a code sent to this phone or receive a call to verify this line.