Learn Today: Web Scraping in 10 minutes

WHAT IS WEB SCRAPING

Web scraping stands for computer software technique of extracting information from websites. Web Scraping scripts and applications will simulate a person viewing a Web site with a browser. With these scripts you can connect to a Web page and request a page, exactly as a browser would do. The Web server will send back the page which you can then manipulate or extract specific information from.

IS SCRAPING TO COLLECT DATA ILLEGAL?

PRACTICAL PROJECT:  WEB SCRAPING IN RUBY ON RAILS 5

You can check source code here.

RESOURCES

  1. wiki
  2. Q&A: Is scraping and crawling to collect data illegal?
  3. Parsing HTML with Nokogiri
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