Learn Web Scraping with Node.js

Use the Node modules Request and Cheerio to scrape data and display on a web page.
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to scrape data from web pages using the Request and Cheerio node modules.
  • We'll begin with an overview of how Request works to download pages and pipe out data.
  • Next, we'll look at the Cheerio and how we can use jQuery-like syntax to retrieve elements off a page.
  • Then we'll take what you've learned to create 2 sample web apps to scrape and display data first to our console then to a web page.


What You Will Learn:

- How to download web pages using Request.

- How to then grab elements from the page using Cheerio

- Display the data on a web page. First, we'll use Express and Swig to display Indeed job search data. Then we'll use Angular to show an image and other details after a user inputs a URL.


Who This Course is For:

- Anyone with an interest in web scraping using Node. This is a beginner level course, so the only requirement is that you already have node.js installed.

What are the requirements?

  • Basics of Node.js

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Scrape Data from Web Pages
  • Display Data using Swig and Angular
  • Use Request and Cheerio

What is the target audience?

  • You should already somewhat familiar with Node.js. We're using express.js to set up our server and create a few routes. So some prior in experience is helpful.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction
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01:08
Section 2: Overview
03:01

Learn what Request is and setup our Express.js server.

04:09

Work through 3 examples to better understand Request.

09:00

How to use Cheerio to grab elements off a web page.

Section 3: Examples
04:19

How to scrape and display data from a Pinterest URL.

08:16

Scrape Indeed data + Display on a web page.

Section 4: Web App
10:10

Submit a URL and scrape Pinterest to display desired data to web page.

16:53

Finishing up our example app.

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Instructor Biography

Patrick Schroeder, Software Developer

Patrick Schroeder is a self-taught full stack JavaScript developer. He enjoys working with Angular, Node.js, Mongodb, React.js, Firebase, and anything else javascript related. Patrick is passionate about teaching Javascript. He loves to help others understand difficult concepts by creating clear presentations that gradually builds to full comprehension of a given topic. He is very interested in furthering his knowledge of IOT and wearable products with the intention of teaching cutting edge technologies and collaborating to bring new products to life. 

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