Star Wars API ETL - YouGov
Star Wars API ETL
Using the Star Wars API:
- Find the ten characters who appear in the most Star Wars films
- Sort those ten characters by height in descending order (i.e., tallest first)
- Produce a CSV with the following columns: name, species, height, appearances
- Send the CSV to httpbin.org
- Create automated tests that validate your code
Execute the exercise
After installing the app (instructions bellow), you can execute the full code and see the result with:
swapietl execute_exercise" command.
If you want to see
the full logs, execute it with
-v : "
swapietl execute_exercise -v"
To execute the tests (unit tests) you will need:
- python 3.x
pip3if your machine has
pipfor Python2.7 already installed.
- tox: Can be installed through pip3
Tox has the next jobs defined:
flake8: Execute a flake8 code-check
versionis the python version, for example
NOTE: This solution does not provide integration tests for now.
How to install the app
The application is packaged using python setuptools. All the requirements are directly
defined inside the
setup.py file except those needed for executing the tests (note
that the test files are not packaged within the application, so it doesn't make sense
test_require definition on the setup file).
Install the application following one of these methods:
Non development mode
Using pip without cloning the repository:
pip install ./
Using oficial remote pip server:
pip install swapietl
With python setuptools from source files:
python setup.py install
With pip using editable mode:
pip install ./ -e
With python setuptools using development mode:
python setup.py develop
How to run the app
Once you've installed the application, you can start executing commands from bash.
The application has one console_script created:
swapietl if you want to enable debug logs execute it with
-v flag (
The application can be executed in two different modes explained bellow.
Run the application in command line mode
Using the "
swapietl $command $arg1 $arg2" where
$command is the function you want to execute and
$arg2 the arguments.
So, for example, if you want to get the top ten characters that appeared in films, you can execute:
swapietl get_top_characters top=10
And, if you want to get them sorted and export the results to a csv you can:
swapietl get_top_characters top=10 and sort_by height and export_to_csv
NOTE: You can execute multiple commands by using the "and" special word.
Run the application in REPL mode
swapietl with no commands will bring you a REPL mode (interactive) where you can execute one by one
the possible commands with different parameters. It also brings you extra functionality as for example: autocomplete,
suggestions (in case of misspelled command).
List of available commands
Here's the list of possible commands you can execute with
swapietl (also listed with
get_top_characters: Retrieve the results from the exercise and save them into the app context.
sort_by attribute='height' reverse=True: Sort previous results by a given attribute.
export_to_csv filename="~/results.csv": Export the results from the app context into a file. By default the filename is "~/results.csv".
upload_file_to filename="~/results.csv" url="http://httpbin.org/post": Upload the file using requests library
execute_exercise: Execute the full exercise.
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