This challenge write-up first appeared on PyBites.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hi Pythonistas, a new week, a new 'bite' of Python coding! What movies are in theaters now or just came out on your favorite streaming service? What are upcoming movies, when will they be released? Can I keep track of all new humor movies? Or what about that specific actor or director? Having a notification service around movies seems an interesting, fun and useful code challenge to us.
Basic: find a resource that updates with now playing and/or upcoming movies and consume it. Make a simple notification mechanism. We think an email would be best, but you could also try a bot of some kind (Twitter, Slack, ...). You are more into series? That's fine too. You could for example make a notification service around air dates of TV shows.
Intermediate: add command line switches to the script to filter on things like genre, director, actor, country, rating, streaming service.
Advanced: make a subscription service web app where the filters are check boxes and subscribers get customized emails based on their stored preferences.
If you want to make a bot, we did a few, just search our articles.
This doc also provides you with instructions how you can submit your code to our community branch via a Pull Request (PR). We will feature your PRs in our end-of-the-week challenge review (previous editions).
Last but not least: there is no best solution, only learning more and better Python. Good luck!
Keep Calm and Code in Python!
-- Bob and Julian