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LinkedIn Learning

Web Scraping with Python

via LinkedIn Learning


This course dives into the process, strategies, and best practices of web scraping. Learn how to use the Python framework, Scrapy, to practice key techniques.


  • How to learn to stop worrying and love the bot
  • What you should know
1. Basic Web Scraping
  • What is web scraping?
  • How the internet works: A brief summary
  • Hello world with Scrapy
  • Challenge: Scraping all data on a page
  • Solution: Scraping all data on a page
2. Learning to Crawl
  • Crawling a website
  • Recording data
  • Scrapy settings file
  • Structuring your scrapers for extensibility/reusability
  • Challenge: Scraping news sites
  • Solution: Scraping news sites
3. Advanced Techniques
  • Submitting a form
  • Finding and using hidden APIs
  • Sitemaps and robots.txt
  • Challenge: Using CNN's sitemap
  • Solution: Using CNN's sitemap
4. Acting Human
  • Logging in
  • Browser automation with Selenium
  • Interacting with a page
  • Next steps

Taught by

Ryan Mitchell


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