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Intro to Parsing HTML and XML with Python and lxml

In this tutorial, we'll take a deep dive into lxml, a powerful Python library that allows for parsing HTML and XML effectively. We'll start by explaining what lxml is, how to install it and using lxml for parsing HTML and XML files. Finally, we'll go over a practical web scraping with lxml.

How to Parse XML

In this article, we'll explain about XML parsing. We'll start by defining XML files, their format and how to navigate them for data extraction.

Web Scraping to Google Sheets

Google sheets is an easy to store scraped data. In this tutorial we'll take a look at how to use this free online database for storing scraped data!

Web Scraping Emails using Python

In this tutorial we'll take a look at email scraping. How to crawl pages and extract email addresses using Python and what are some popular challenges.

Web Scraping Phone Numbers with Python

In this article we'll dive into phone number scraping. We'll explore an example object and cover common phone number scraping challenges like obfuscation.

Intro to Web Scraping Images with Python

In this guide, we’ll explore how to scrape images from websites using different methods. We'll also cover the most common image scraping challenges and how to overcome them. By the end of this article, you will be an image scraping master!

Ultimate XPath Cheatsheet for HTML Parsing in Web Scraping

Ultimate companion for HTML parsing using XPath selectors. This cheatsheet contains all syntax explanations with interactive examples.

Ultimate CSS Selector Cheatsheet for HTML Parsing

Ultimate companion for HTML parsing using CSS selectors. This cheatsheet contains all syntax explanations with interactive examples.

JSON Parsing Made Easy with ChatGPT in Web Scraping

ChatGPT web scraping techniques allow for faster web scraping development. Here's how you can save a lot of time parsing JSON data with the help of chatGPT!

Finding Hidden Web Data with ChatGPT Web Scraping

ChatGPT can help with different tasks including hidden data scraping. In this article, we’ll know about hidden data and how to use ChatGPT to find hidden web data. We will also scrape hidden data on a real website.

How to Parse Datetime Strings with Python and Dateparser

Dateparser is a popular Python package for parsing datetime strings. Here's how it can be used in web scraping and how to avoid common problems.

How to Scrape Sitemaps to Discover Scraping Targets

Usually to find scrape targets we look at site search or category pages but there's a better way - sitemaps! In this tutorial, we'll be taking a look at how to find and scrape sitemaps for target locations.

Web Scraping Simplified - Scraping Microformats

In this short intro we'll be taking a look at web microformats. What are microformats and how can we take advantage in web scraping? We'll do a quick overview and some examples in Python using extrcut library.

Quick Intro to Parsing JSON with JSONPath in Python

Intro to using Python and JSONPath library and a query language for parsing JSON datasets.

Quick Intro to Parsing JSON with JMESPath in Python

Introduction to JMESPath - JSON query language which is used in web scraping to parse JSON datasets for scrape data.

How to Scrape Hidden Web Data

The visible HTML doesn't always represent the whole dataset available on the page. In this article, we'll be taking a look at scraping of hidden web data. What is it and how can we scrape it using Python?

How to Ensure Web Scrapped Data Quality

Ensuring consitent web scrapped data quality can be a difficult and exhausting task. In this article we'll be taking a look at two populat tools in Python - Cerberus and Pydantic - and how can we use them to validate data.

Creating Search Engine for any Website using Web Scraping

Guide for creating a search engine for any website using web scraping in Python. How to crawl data, index it and display it via js powered GUI.

Web Scraping with Python

Introduction tutorial to web scraping with Python. How to collect and parse public data. Challenges, best practices and an example project.

Web Scraping With R Tutorial and Example Project

Introduction to web scraping with R language. How to handle http connections, parse html files, best practices, tips and an example project.

Web Scraping With Ruby

Introduction to web scraping with Ruby. How to handle http connections, parse html files for data, best practices, tips and an example project.

Web Scraping With NodeJS and Javascript

In this article we'll take a look at scraping using Javascript through NodeJS. We'll cover common web scraping libraries, frequently encountered challenges and wrap everything up by scraping etsy.com

How to Web Scrape with Puppeteer and NodeJS in 2024

Introduction to using Puppeteer in Nodejs for web scraping dynamic web pages and web apps. Tips and tricks, best practices and example project.

Parsing HTML with CSS Selectors

Introduction to using CSS selectors to parse web-scraped content. Best practices, available tools and common challenges by interactive examples.

Parsing HTML with Xpath

Introduction to xpath in the context of web-scraping. How to extract data from HTML documents using xpath, best practices and available tools.

Web Scraping With PHP 101

Introduction to web scraping with PHP. How to handle http connections, parse html files for data, best practices, tips and an example project.

How to Parse Web Data with Python and Beautifulsoup

Beautifulsoup is one the most popular libraries in web scraping. In this tutorial, we'll take a hand-on overview of how to use it, what is it good for and explore a real -life web scraping example.