Developing Web Scraping Programs – Intro

As defined by Wikipedia:

“Web scraping (web harvesting or web data extraction) is a computer software technique of extracting information from websites. “

There are several techniques in web scraping like human copy-paste and automated scraping with the use of computer programs. Web scraping with programs has the advantage of getting a lot of data from a website or webpage in just seconds. Also, with programs you are able to automate reading html tags or codes within the page. For example, you need to count the number of links or images or paragraphs the page has.

Some known tools are as follows:

I will be making tutorials in using the tools and frameworks above. I am also going to teach you how to develop web scraping programs on various languages like Java, VB.Net, C#, and Python.  So be sure to keep in touch.

Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Thank you for reading.

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_scraping

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