BrickCompare needed a logo. And since I do not have a single creative bone in my body, I decided to give Fiverr a shot. Fiverr is a website where you can outsource a job (called a Gig) starting from USD$5, hence the name.
Using Fiverr for Logo Design
So I signed up and picked the highest rated and most popular seller for logo designs, a seller called bossdesigners. Although I was pretty sure there was a whole team behind it. The USD$5 plan was pretty limited (you will find this with most gigs) so I decided to splash out on the USD$35 (plus $1.75 processing fee) plan which will give me three design choices and a social media kit.
Continue reading “Using Fiverr for BrickCompare’s Logo [Review]”
For my BrickCompare project, I decided to a microservice to do the task for scraping websites for the pricing data I needed. Amazon Web Services with their AWS Lambda service was the perfect service for the task.
Scraping Websites with X-ray
I had already decide to use the node.js platform to run my microservice as I was familiar with it. So then I had to select a module that could get me started on website scraping. Initially I selected noodlejs as it looked to be easily to use and had decent documentation. But after writing about 10 or so scrapers for different websites, I found that it was rather buggy and did not return consistent results.
Continue reading “Scraping Websites with X-ray, AWS Lambda and Serverless”