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Is Web Scraping Legal?

Web scraping is legal, for the most part. So is driving a car…until you break the law. However, the rules aren’t as clear-cut around web scraping as it is with something like traffic laws. This article will cover what you need to know about web scraping, including its legalities, how it works, and some common

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Grow Your Arms, cURL With Proxies

cURL was brought into the world to transfer data. When coupled with a proxy, it morphs into a powerful data mining tool. This guide will introduce cURL and explain a few different ways you can seamlessly use it with proxies. What’s a proxy? A proxy is a computer that sits between your own computer and

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What’s the difference between web scraping and web crawling?

It’s easy to confuse web scraping and web crawling as one and the same. But it’s not like you’ll hurt their feelings or anything… Well, let’s play it safe and learn to tell them apart. (We’ve all seen Terminator and iRobot) Plus, it sure helps to know what you can and can’t expect from them.

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Data Parsing: Web Scraping to Artificial Intelligence

Web scrapers cough up what looks like half-digested alphabet soup.  Gross. One might assume gastrointestinal troubles, but that’s not quite it. Web scrapers process data in an unstructured format, so what you get’s an HTML document or some other mess.  Enter data parsing. Data parsing is a method web scrapers use to take web pages

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Is a Headless Browser Also Brainless?

What’s a headless browser? Do they help or hinder the data harvesting expedition? A headless browser is a web browser without a graphical user interface (GUI). It doesn’t have any visible window or user-interface element. You just use scripts to handle the page content. This means you can get up to all sorts of no

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Web Scraping APIs – The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Soup

Web scraping APIs are great if you have the budget for them. They take the hassle out of learning code and managing subsequent data collection tools like proxies and headless browsers. They’re a perfect fit for a personal project or one-off HTML raids. You may even get by with a free trial. Beyond that, your

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A Simple Introduction to Web Scraping

Web scraping is the term we use for the process of grabbing data from a website. It can be point-and-click simple or start-questioning-the-meaning-of-life complex. So it’s always good to have structure and understand the process as you go. Just like paint drying and dog grooming, web scraping is as boring as it sounds. Until today.

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Money, The Matrix, and Web Scraping

Web scraping is a real time-saving workhorse, but that’s only half the story. It can also make you rich. (With data) Okay, that was a little tasteless – but it’s no joke – data is digital gold. (Sorry bitcoin) But before we Scrooge McDuck dive into any binary nuggets, we should gloss over a few

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Cooking Sneaker Restocks: Tools You Need & How to Prepare

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.– Seneca And cooking sneaker restocks is no exception. If you’re a sneakerhead, then sneaker restocks can be the best times of the year. But with so many sneakerheads trying to cop kicks on restocks, it can be difficult to get your hands on what you want. I

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How to Jig Your Address and Absolutely Murk Sneaker Drops

You’ve figured out how to use sneaker bots and proxies to cop multiple shoes at sneaker releases and raffles, but that leaves you with a bit of a dilemma.. You need to figure out how to look like a different customer for each checkout. Otherwise, you’re order will be cancelled. You’ll need: Phone number jigs

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