Write your first web crawler in Python Scrapy

The scraping series will not get completed without discussing Scrapy. In this post I am going to write a web crawler that will scrape data from OLX’s Electronics & Appliances’ items. Before I get into the code, how about having a brief intro of Scrapy itself? What is Scrapy? From Wikipedia: Scrapy (/ˈskreɪpi/ skray-pee)[1] is a […]

Write a Gmail autoresponder by using Python Selenium

In earlier posts(here and here) I discuss how to use Python requests and beautifulsoup library to access and scrape a website. This time I am going to make a simple Gmail Autoresponder that responds to a certain mail. Before I discuss how to do it, a few words about Selenium and why is it going to make […]

Write your first web scraper in Python with Beautifulsoup

Ok so I am going to write the simplest web scraper in Python with the help of libraries like requests and BeautifulSoup. Before I move further, allow me to discuss what’s web/HTML scraping. What is Web scraping? According to Wikipedia: Web scraping (web harvesting or web data extraction) is a computer software technique of extracting […]

A subreddit for web scrappers

I recently realized that I am in love with Data Scraping. Thanks to Python and Beautifulsoup to get me into this. In past few months I have scraped data from sites like Amazon, Rakuten and NewEgg. I have started a subreddit for developers who love to scrap sites for fun( or for work). I named […]