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· 8 min read
ScrapingAnt Team

Data Collection for e-Commerce

A flood of information and data runs on the web. In this global age, people use the internet to achieve almost everything. Everything they click on, things they search for, and the websites they spend the most time on translates to user behavior and tells us about what they like to see. Such information is invaluable and is waiting right there in front of us.

Collection of such data, ensuring proper data processing with the help of data collection can help your eCommerce business grow in ways unimaginable.

· 6 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to avoid IP rate limiting?

Web scraping specialists are dealing with using proxy servers to overcome various anti-bot defenses every day. One of those protections is IP rate limiting, a primary anti-scraping mechanism.

Let's learn more about this protection method and the most effective ways of bypassing it.

· 7 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Best open source proxy scrapers

Using a quality proxy server is the key to a successful web scraper. A variety of IPs along with their quality make it possible to collect data from various web sites without worrying about being blocked.

Still, many websites provide free proxy lists, so can the process of getting IP addresses from them be automated? Are free proxies good enough for web scraping? Let's check it out.

· 8 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to parse HTML in .NET

HTML parsing is a vital part of web scraping, as it allows convert web page content to meaningful and structured data. Still, as HTML is a tree-structured format, it requires a proper tool for parsing, as it can't be property traversed using Regex.

This article will reveal the most popular .NET libraries for HTML parsing with their strong and weak parts.

· 16 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Web Scraping with Java

Java is one of the most popular and high demanded programming languages nowadays. It allows creating highly-scalable and reliable services as well as multi-threaded data extraction solutions. Let's check out the main concepts of web scraping with Java and review the most popular libraries to setup your data extraction flow.