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The information below comes from my personal learning experiences as a self-taught developer. Depending on when you read this, some parts of this article may be outdated. Please be respectful when scraping websites.

What is web scraping?

Simply put, web scraping is the process of extracting information from websites using bots. For the bot to know what needs to be extracted, you’ll need to tell it what you want using CSS Selectors (explained below).

Here are a few cases where‌ ‌web‌ ‌scraping‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌used:

  • Monitoring prices of desired products
    Using a scheduling tool, you could set up a daily or weekly trigger that would…

Jean-Luc Jaillet

Writing about my experiences as a polymath in the startup world.

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