2 Easy Web Extract Techniques

There are many ways to extract data from the web, some require learning languages like Python, some require expensive tools, but there are a couple of ways that can get you up and running quickly using minimal effort. The first easy web extract technique is using node-fetch to download all the html you need then… Continue reading 2 Easy Web Extract Techniques

Simple Web Scraping with Cheerio and node-fetch

Before we get started explaining how to you can use Cheerio.js to scrape the web it is useful to understand what Cheerio is. It describes itself as a “Fast, flexible, and lean implementation of core jQuery designed specifically for the server.” put in regular speak that means it makes it easy to take HTML and… Continue reading Simple Web Scraping with Cheerio and node-fetch

Amazon Product Scraping

One of the most popular sites on the web for scraping is Amazon. Some of my favorites are the chrome extension Honey: and another chrome extension Keepa, an Amazon price tracker: Both of these extensions are special because they simultaneously extract web data by scraping the current page, then at the same time display the… Continue reading Amazon Product Scraping

Scraping the web with Puppeteer

Puppeteer is a headless chrome browser that has a lot of flexibility. You can tell it to browse to a url, wait until the page is loaded, click the login button, type a username and password, browse to another page, grab a bunch of data and display it as JSON. To learn Puppeteer there is… Continue reading Scraping the web with Puppeteer