Getting Started with pyATS (and Genie)

What is Python Automated Test System (pyATS)? None of the answers I found to this question really made much sense to me initially. A Python3 based Test Automation and Validation Framework developed by Cisco (but open and extensible to any vendor) is probably the best short answer but still too vague. Add in Genie because, READ MORE

Using Python and Pandas to look at Pandemic Data

The script and supporting files in this repository are intended to show how the Python Pandas module can be used to analyze data, specifically COVID-19 data. I am going to recommend 3 data sets to “investigate”: WHO (Download from 06 April 2020) CSSEGISandData on GitHub New York Times US Data GitHub Repository Background WHO Data READ MORE

Building a Production-ish Ready WebEx Teams ChatBot

Introduction Is your interrupt-driven day no longer supportable? Is there a particular Project Manager that asks you the same question every morning? Do you often have to take some technical data and simplify it for semi- or non-technical consumption? Would you like to pull out relevant sections of technical data for a sibling team? Today READ MORE

A quick example of using TextFSM to parse data from Cisco show commands – Python3 Version

As part of my ongoing effort to migrate everything over to Python 3, it’s time to show this “quick example” in Python 3. TextFSM is a powerful parsing tool (python module) developed by Google.    There are some great examples out there to get you started. Here are two I urge you to read if this READ MORE