Getting Started with Python Web Scraping [Video]

By Charles Clayton
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About this video

Python is a high-level programming language used for general-purpose programming. It has a design philosophy which emphasizes code readability and a syntax which allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than possible in languages such as C++ or Java.

This video course is a rich collection of recipes that will come in handy when you are scraping a website using Python, addressing your usual and unusual problems while scraping websites by diving deep into the capabilities of Python’sweb scraping tools such as Selenium, BeautifulSoup, and urllib2. The video will start with showing how to use selenium module for scraping by setting up a web driver, debugging with the Console and downloading files and streamlining with a Headless Browser (PhantomJS). The video will then move on to demonstrate how to do parsing with Beautifulsoup which would include introduction to the BeautifulSoupObjects, Nested Selectors and Regular Expressions Basics and how to do UTF-8 Encoding. The video will finally end by showing how to do fetching with urlib2 by using the developer tools Network tab, how to bypass the browser and retrieve files.

By The end of this video, you will be successfully able to understand the in-depth capabilities of python web scraping tools.

Style and Approach

The video will be user-friendly and have a practical approach towards learning the capabilities of python web scraping solutions.

Publication date:
March 2017
Publisher
Packt
Duration
1 hour 36 minutes
ISBN
9781787283244

About the Author
  • Charles Clayton

    Charles Clayton is a sole proprietor of crclayton technologies co and an independent web developer. He is an experienced developer and Python specialist in Python web scraping solutions and tools such asSelenium, BeautifulSoup,and urllib2. He has 2 years of experience as a Reliability Engineer with West frazweer.

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