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Hands-On Web Scraping with Python

By : Anish Chapagain
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Hands-On Web Scraping with Python

By: Anish Chapagain

Overview of this book

Web scraping is an essential technique used in many organizations to gather valuable data from web pages. This book will enable you to delve into web scraping techniques and methodologies. The book will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of web scraping techniques and how they can be applied to multiple sets of web pages. You'll use powerful libraries from the Python ecosystem such as Scrapy, lxml, pyquery, and bs4 to carry out web scraping operations. You will then get up to speed with simple to intermediate scraping operations such as identifying information from web pages and using patterns or attributes to retrieve information. This book adopts a practical approach to web scraping concepts and tools, guiding you through a series of use cases and showing you how to use the best tools and techniques to efficiently scrape web pages. You'll even cover the use of other popular web scraping tools, such as Selenium, Regex, and web-based APIs. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to efficiently scrape the web using different techniques with Python and other popular tools.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Web Scraping
Section 2: Beginning Web Scraping
Section 3: Advanced Concepts
Section 4: Conclusion

Working with Secure Web

So far, we have learned about web-development technologies, data-finding techniques, and Python libraries that we can use to access and scrape web content.

Various forms of web-based security measures exist nowadays that protect us against unauthenticated usage and unauthorized access to sensitive web content. A number of tools and technologies exist that are applied by websites; some target user-based actions, while some target a website's contents and their availability.

Secure web (or web-based security-enabled features) is considered to be one of the technologies that's implemented by websites and utilized by end users who want to use or view a website's contents. We will be covering a few basic concepts that deal with such features from a web scraping perspective.

In this chapter, we will learn about the following topics:

  • Introduction...