Instant jsoup How-to [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Manipulate real-world HTML
  • Discover all the features supported by the Jsoup library
  • Learn how to Extract and Validate HTML data

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 38 pages
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 1782167994
ISBN 13 : 9781782167990
Author(s) : Pete Houston
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Instant, Open Source

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Instant jsoup How-to
  • Instant jsoup How-to
    • Giving input for parser (Must know)
    • Extracting data using DOM (Must know)
    • Extracting data using CSS selector (Must know)
    • Transforming HTML elements (Must know)
    • Exploring jsoup options (Should know)
    • Cleaning dirty HTML documents (Become an expert)
    • Listing all URLs within an HTML page (Should know)
    • Listing all images within an HTML page (Should know)

Pete Houston

Pete Houston is a software engineer from South Korea with 10 years of experience in software design and development.

He has undertaken research on medical imaging that helps in diagnosing symptoms of cancer in patients. He has worked with C, C++, COM/DLL, ActiveX Control, and C#.NET 3.0. He also designed and architected the Android mobile platform.

Currently, he is working on the research and implementation of search algorithms for data mining (C, Apache module, Python, and Hadoop).

He has also worked as the technical leader for a backend system to provide information services (Java, jsoup, PHP, SimpleXML, and Yii-Slim Framework). He also likes to spend his time on sharing technical stuffs on his homepage,

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What you will learn from this book

  • Parse HTML from a URL, a file, or a string
  • Find data using DOM or CSS selectors
  • Manipulate the HTML elements, attributes, and text
  • Sanitize data to prevent XSS attacks
  • Understand various methods to configure your library for better results

In Detail

As you might know, there are a lot of Java libraries that support parsing HTML content out there. Jsoup is yet another HTML parsing library, but it provides a lot of functionalities and boasts much more interesting features when compared to others. Give it a try, and you will see the difference!

Instant jsoup How-to provides simple and detailed instructions on how to use the Jsoup library to manipulate HTML content to suit your needs. You will learn the basic aspects of data crawling, as well as the various concepts of Jsoup so you can make the best use of the library to achieve your goals.

Instant jsoup How-to will help you learn step-by-step using real-world, practical problems. You will begin by learning several basic topics, such as getting input from a URL, a file, or a string, as well as making use of DOM navigation to search for data. You will then move on to some advanced topics like how to use the CSS selector and how to clean dirty HTML data. HTML data is not always safe, and because of that, you will learn how to sanitize the dirty documents to prevent further XSS attacks.

Instant jsoup How-to is a book for every Java developer who wants to learn HTML manipulation quickly and effectively. This book includes the sample source code for you to refer to with a detailed explanation of every feature of the library.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. This book will take a how-to approach, focusing on recipes that demonstrate Jsoup.

Who this book is for

If you are working in data scraping, data crawling, or within a similar area using Java, then this book is the one for you. This book acts as a fast-paced and simple guide to enhance your HTML data manipulating skills using one of the most well-known libraries, Jsoup.

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