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This project is part of the liveProject series Python Minigames
Python basics • object-oriented programming • basic HTML
skills learned
web scraping • error handling • basic encryption • modularizing code • requests • BeautifulSoup4 • debugging • exceptions
Jaya Moore
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll use Python to build a command-line game that produces a cryptogram to decode. You’ll build a simple web scraper to pull data from a quotation website, then generate an encoded puzzle for the player to decipher. You’ll interact with a web server to create your game, using the Python library BeautifulSoup.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Jaya Moore
Jaya Moore is a developer enablement professional with a specialization in developer education. She has extensive experience serving organizations across the world as a technical writer, web developer, and data scientist. She has been learning and writing about Python for over six years.


The liveProject is for intermediate-level Python practitioners who know the basics of Python syntax, strings and character data, and the fundamental aspects of object-oriented programming. Moreover, you’ll need a basic understanding of how web servers receive and respond to requests for web pages, and how HTML structures content on a webpage. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic Python
  • Basic HTML
  • Operating on strings and character data
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Control flow and conditional logic
  • Installing and importing Python modules
  • Running a Python script from the command line
  • Handling errors and debugging code
  • Working with HTML tags
  • Conceptual understanding of the Document Object Model (DOM)

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll write a script that can scrape data from a website and encode the data with a given cipher. The skills you’ll learn throughout the course of this project will be directly applicable to your job as a web developer, analyst, cryptographer, or data scientist.

  • Simple encryption and decryption
  • Web scraping
  • Error handling
  • Modularizing code
  • User input


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