Learn how to scrape HTML pages from websites using Beautiful Soup with Packt's new book and eBook.

February 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, Getting Started with Beautiful Soup. The book is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $17.84.

About the author:

Vineeth G. Nair completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from Model Engineering College, Cochin, Kerala. He is currently working with Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. as a Senior Applications Engineer. He developed an interest in Python during his college days and began working as a freelance programmer. This led him to work on several web scraping projects using Beautiful Soup. Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping.

Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a document and extracting what you need without writing excess code for an application.

Getting Started with Beautiful Soup is a practical guide to Beautiful Soup using Python; the book goes over the different methods to install Beautiful Soup in both Linux and Windows systems. Readers will learn about searching, navigating, content modification, encoding support, and output formatting with the help of examples and sample Python code for each example so that they can try them out to get a better understanding. This book is a hands-on guide for scraping information from any website.

Anybody interested in website scraping and extracting information will find this book an invaluable resource. A basic knowledge of Python, HTML tags, and CSS is required for a better understanding. To find out more about the book, check out the book page .


Getting Started with Beautiful Soup
Build your own web scraper and learn all about web scraping with Beautiful Soup

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/getting-started-with-beautiful-soup/book

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