Python Scrapy: Scrape Web Data Using Python

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With this Python Scrapy: Scrape Web Data Using Python course, you will learn what Scrapy is used for and how to install it. Then you will use Scrapy in a real-world project by utilizing the included resource files. Get ready to learn Scrapy – one of five popular Python libraries!

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Scraping data from webpages can be a tedious job, but it doesn’t have to be!

With this Python Scrapy: Scrape Web Data Using Python course, you’ll learn how to scrape using XPath or CSS. With the large number of examples from both techniques, you’re sure to find a solution that fits for you.

Whether you’re targeting data on a single page or multiple, Scrapy can handle the job. No matter if the data is within a list, you can scrape specific patterns right out of the list. Building up your specific Scrapy job isn’t a difficult task.

Scrapy is a Python library. If you’re familiar with Python, XPath or CSS, you’ll feel right at home using Scrapy.

At the end of this course, you will understand:

– what Scrapy is used for
– how to install it
– how to use Scapy

In summary, you’ll be able to target specific elements on a webpage, whether the element is stand along or in a list. Then you can retrieve a group of those elements or just one. This technique allows you to pull down specific types of data.

The course ends with a project to help solidify what you’ve learned. There is a full walk through included with the project solution.

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CHAPTER 1: SCRAPY
 
Module Introduction
Scrapy Introduction
Text Extraction
Scrapy Execution
Scraping with CSS
Another XPath Scrape
Project Instructions
Project Solution
Module Summary

Brett Romero is a software engineer and entrepreneur. He has started several businesses, including Bitesize Business School, where he writes about applying business principles to the real world and solving technology issues that every online business faces. His first business, Cygen, was a web design consulting business, from which he also created his first product – a JavaScript-based chatroom web application.

Brett has written desktop applications in languages running from Delphi to C# winforms/WPF, as well as built ASP.NET webforms and MVC based applications. When the iOS SDK was first introduced, he bought a Macbook and began building apps for the iPhone. He currently has seven apps in the iTunes App Store.

Brett holds an MBA from ASU (’14). His undergraduate major was in mathematics. Before graduating, he decided to get a business degree. He continued taking mathematics courses at the University of Washington after completing his undergraduate degree.

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