Web Scraping nowadays has become one of the hottest topics, there are plenty of paid tools out there in the market that don't show you anything how things are done as you will be always limited to their functionalities as a consumer.
In this course you won't be a consumer anymore, i'll teach you how you can build your own scraping tool ( spider ) using Scrapy.
You will learn:
The fundamentals of Web Scraping
How to build a complete spider
The fundamentals of XPath & CSS Selectors
How to locate content/nodes from the DOM using XPath & CSS
How to store the data in JSON, CSV... and even to an external database(MongoDb & SQLite3)
How to write your own custom Pipeline
Fundamentals of Splash
The Crawling behavior
How to build a CrawlSpider
How to avoid getting banned while scraping websites
How to build a custom Middleware
Web Scraping best practices
How to scrape APIs
How to use Request Cookies
How to scrape infinite scroll websites
Host spiders in Heroku for free
Run spiders periodically with a custom script
Prevent storing duplicated data
Deploy Splash to Heroku
Write data to Excel files
Login to websites using Scrapy
Download Files & Images using Scrapy
Use Proxies with Scrapy Spider
Use Crawlera with Scrapy & Splash
Use Proxies with CrawlSpider
What makes this course different from the others, and why you should enroll ?
You will have an in-depth step by step guide on how to become a professional web scraper.
You will learn how to host spiders in Heroku as well as Splash(Exclusive).
You will learn how to create a custom script so spiders can run periodically without any intervention from you.
So whether you are a data analyst who wants to add web scraping to his tool set or someone else who wants to learn how to extract unstructured data from unstructured HTML web pages and then store back that data in a structured way to apply some data analysis on it then you are welcome to join this course.
**STUDENTS THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS COURSE **
"I was particularly looking for web scraping using XPATHs and this course is addressing that. It also covers dynamic paging. A proper mix of theory and practical. A must-have for those who wants to do web scraping . GREAT learning experience !!! ". By Hiran Kumar
"90% of what I was searching for!!! Great job!! Clear explanations and great communication with Ahmed". By Raylyson Estanista
"Great course, and a nice introduction to Scrapy (I'm someone with no Python experience whatsoever).". By I S
"Excellent course. Quick and thorough at the same time. Ahmed is incredibly responsive to the students and often replies to questions within minutes! Highest recommendation." By Robert Nolte
"That course is very good and explanation is crystal clear! The instructor is very supportive in case of questions. Highly recommended." By Shubina Ekaterina
"I like the course. Clear explanations and good comunication with Ahmed. All topics is interesting and full of information. I improved my skils in Scrapy. Author update course content by new videos. It's a big bonus) Explained more advance topics I never see in other courses. Thank you, Ahmed. Waiting for new videos)". By Ruslan Romanenko