downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line.  I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution. I installed gdown using pip and then used: gdown --folder --continue if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50. In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally. Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.

Simpla goes open source

Simpla the headless content management system has recently announced they are closing down and making their project open source. This project allows a developer to rapidly prototype a website and a editors to manage the content from the page's ui itself. The big change is that you will not be able to move your content from the simpla database and host it on github.

Headless means that a CMS don't have a huge front end like wordpress to manage the code. Instead their backend is exposed as a simple API allowing developers to use whatever integration is best suited for each user story. Headless CMS are more suitable for working with multiple channels such as android, ios app alongside a website.

Trying to setup a new project using simple is easier said than done.  Once I'm up and running I'll add some more updates in this space.


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