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Phonebook course on Codecademy

After a Codecademy course which teaches the game of Rock Paper Scissor step-by-step in Python, last month I used the keyboard for creating a Phonebook utility on Python and put it on Codecademy. The Phonebook exercise there teaches users to create a file for storing contact name-number and later get them as desired. The exercise is under the Codecademy team for beta-testing, and will be avialable in the Track listing soon after reviewing. You can test the exercise here: Phonebook on Codecademy.


And One Hashing utility!

The last time I made a hashing utility, it was in my mind to create a new tool which takes a list of passwords and gives their hash. Now imagine a scenario: you have found out a hash of some common password and now you are in a hurry to get the hashes of words like ‘admin’, ‘root’, ‘admin@123’, ‘passw0rd’, ‘toor’. You can’t take them one by one and find their hash and copy it to a file for matching it with the hash.
Here I present a tiny utility, which will take your words through the command line and create a file with a list of password : matching_hash. Not even just words through command line, you can make a file with the common passwords for future reference – and this utility will give you a new file with the passwords on your file matched with their respective hash.At present it supports just md5 hash function, but the next update (coming soon) will have some other hash functions like sha256 and sha512 and more. Right now the utility takes input as either your words, or a file with the list of those words and gives output as a new file with the words matched with their hashes.

I have uploaded the utility on PyPI, here is the link: wordlisthash.py on PyPI


After developing a tiny game of Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock based on python, during the free time today I made a module for getting the hash of a user provided string. This hash function makes use of the built-in ‘hashlib’ in Python, and provides options for using any of the hash function among md5 (128 bits), sha1 (160 bits), sha256 (256 bits) and sha512 (512 bits). It is kind of interactive, and can take any of the two inputs – either a file or a string. Unless specified, the program continues to give the hash through the chosen function.

I am willing to add more hash functions (like RIPEMD, md6, whirlpool) in the next update. Plus, thoughts of some encryption mixology module are in progress.
Have uploaded the hash-er module here: simplyhash.py on PyPI

A Python exercise on Codecademy

print “Hello World!”

These days I was busy with college work and exams. I learnt Python some months back, and found it very interesting to work with. My sources of learning Py were Head First Python (O’Reilly) and Beginning Python (Wiley Publishing), plus some online tutorials. While my first and favourite source was Python exercises on CodeAcademy. Hence, afterwards I made an exercise on that website for playing Rock Paper Scissors. You know that the coding of such program is too easy, but the backside validation for the user inputs was much tricky. Willing to make some more exercises at an advanced level. The Rock Paper Scissors exercise, after some beta testing by the website peeps, is available here: Rock Paper Scissors on Codecademy