I picked Python, VSCode and a MacBook Pro


I was trying to extract a list of URLs from a text file containing messaged from one of my many WhatsApp group.

Step 1:

  1. I created a FOLDER on my GOOGLE DRIVE and named it “LEARN TO CODE”
  2. I uploaded my WhatsApp Chat Exported folder containing the .txt file and media from the group chat
    • https://faq.whatsapp.com/android/chats/how-to-save-your-chat-history/?lang=en
  3. I installed python because I’ve heard it’s the easiest language to learn. I read the README file in the Python installation folderĀ 
    • https://www.python.org/downloads/
  4. I installed VSCode because it was free and everyone seem to be using it based search
    • https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-open-visual-studio-code-from-your-terminal/
  5. I opened the Terminal on my MacBook
    • I created a folder on my desktop named DEVELOPMENT using this codeĀ  “mkdir DEVELOPMENT”. This was the only Command Line code I could remember
  6. I started searching for Python sample code that could help me extract URLs from a text file.
  7. I defined the problem I want to solve. My first Project: WhatsApp URL Extractor
    • As a user with Multiple WhatsApp group
    • I want to auto extract URL from my WhatsApp group chats
    • So I could organize them for future use.
  8. I Started a Project in Azure DevOps
    • https://dev.azure.com/

Python, VSCode, Computer, Internet, Gmail Account