Knowing how to scrape a website can be a handy skill: you can easily access public information and create one file with it. Compare that to countless hours if you would have to collect that data manually. Start this web scraping tutorial to learn how to use Node.JS and Selenium to scrape not only the web but also automate the scraping.
To carry out Node.JS and Selenium web scraping, you will need to write a code that will help to extract the required data. This scraper takes the specified URL, parses the HTML DOM, and returns the result that you can save in a CSV file. You can use this web scraping tutorial technique to parse textual or graphic information:
Once you learn how to scrape a website, you can achieve a big step in data science, as data mining is a big part of this field.
We will also use Selenium for web scraping automation. This tool is quite popular as it is free and open-source; it supports many programming languages and operating systems; it is supported across many browsers. We will be using mostly because this tool is easy to implement and use/reuse.
The web scraping tutorial consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. In the theoretical part, you will learn:
In the practical part of this course, you will adequately learn how to scrape a website from three projects:
From both of these parts, you will get valuable knowledge and skills such as:
The course is full of practical lessons to advance your skills. Join this web scraping tutorial and make your first steps into data mining. Enroll today!
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