Posts about web scraping

Anatomy Of A Web-Scraping Robot

What is a bot? Robots are bad, right? Not always. At its core a robot is just a program to automate various things you could do as a human, such as visiting websites. I will outline the parts, or anatomy, making up such a robot in Python.

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What is web scraping?

Web scraping can mean a lot of things, but it usually refers to writing a program to visit websites and extract information from them. It can be a great tool when you need customized data, and I will demonstrate this with a scraper written in Python.

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