Monday, August 28, 2017

PyPI hosting on AWS S3

Create a web hosting in the AWS S3

It is a common task to create a web hosting in the S3 bucket. However, you have to change the permission to access the bucket via http protocol. For that you can right click the dist folder and select the Make public from the drop down menu.

Create Distribution package

Create a directory for distribution package source for example ojservice. Your folder structure is as follows:


In the above structure, index.html and error.html are two files given in the AWS S3 host configuration under the bucket’s Static web hosting : respectively index and error documents.

Here the

def hello(name):
    return 'Hello {}'.format(name)

In addition to that you have to install the package pip2pi

pip install pip2pi

Create file for the distribution:

from distutils.core import setup

    license='Coreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license',

Create Distribution package which target is dist folder under the parent directory

python sdist

run the following command to create the package hierarchy:

dir2pi dist

Sync the folder to the s3 bucket for example: ojpy

aws s3 sync dist/simple s3://ojpy

Install the package using pip

Setup the client application to import and test the pip distribution package. Virtual environment is the best.

mkdir ojtest
cd ojtest

#setup virtual env
virtualenv ~/.virtualenvs/ojtest

#activate the enviroment
source ~/.virtualenvs/ojtest/bin/activate

Here the command

pip install --index-url=http://<s3 host>/ojservice ojservice==0.1 --trusted-host <s3 host>

Here the example

pip install --index-url= ojservice==0.1 --trusted-host

Here the code snippet to import from the distributed package

from ojservice import helloservice

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

MSSQL on Mac

I was inspired to write this simple blog after reading the Microsoft Migrate a SQL Server database from Windows to Linux using backup and restore.This article about how to restore the AdventureWork on Linux, but this blog about MSSQL server 2017 on Mac OS Sierra.

MSSQL available as a docker image to install on Mac. If you have Docker installed in your Mac, simple to install with two commands as shown in the site:

docker pull microsoft/mssql-server-linux
docker run -e 'ACCEPT_EULA=Y' -e 'SA_PASSWORD=yourStrong(!)Password' -p 1433:1433 -d microsoft/mssql-server-linux

After the docker installation, login to the doker:

docker exec -i -t <CONTAINER ID> /bin/bash

Create a new folder “backup” in the “/var/opt/mssql”. If you are not admin run the command sudo su to login as super user.

cd /var/opt/mssql/
mkdir backup

Your work as admin in the docker is finished. Download the AdventureWork from to your local machine and unzip. Then copy to Docker instance

docker cp AdventureWorks2014.bak <CONTAINER ID>:/var/opt/mssql/backup

If you don’t have sqlcmd installed in your host machine follow the article to install :

brew install mssql-tools

In your host machine use the sqlcmd tool to login to the MSSQL server:

sqlcmd -S -U SA -P 'yourStrong(!)Password'

Following the link

Restore the backup file:

FROM DISK = '/var/opt/mssql/backup/AdventureWorks2014.bak'
WITH MOVE 'AdventureWorks2014_Data' TO '/var/opt/mssql/data/AdventureWorks2014_Data.mdf',
MOVE 'AdventureWorks2014_Log' TO '/var/opt/mssql/data/AdventureWorks2014_Log.ldf'

Now you are ready to go. I am using Visual Studio Code and the mssql plugin to access this database.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Collatz Conjecture in Python

Please read the wikipedia Collatz Conjecture first. Here the python function for the injecture:

def collatz(n):
    return n / 2 if n % 2 == 0 else  3 * n + 1

When you sequence , you get the result:

n = 10
sequence = [n]
while n != 1:
    n = collatz(n)

Generator functions are lazy. Using yield statement you can create generator function as follows:

def collatz_iter(n):
    while n != 1:
        n = collatz(n)
        yield n

Above function is lazy. It doesn’t compute, until iterate over that:

s =collatz_iter(10)
for i in s:


The Five Kinds of Python Functions by Steven F. Lott Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc.