Web scraping is the process of extracting necessary data from external websites. It’s a valuable skill that helps you gather large amounts of data from the internet for various purposes. However, it can be daunting if you don’t need what tools to use.
With the increasing use of the internet worldwide, it is being implemented in all aspects of our daily lives. So using it efficiently and effectively becomes crucial and could be the difference between competitors and businesses. This is where the concept of Web Automation comes in. Today I shall teach you one of the most debated topics of web automation, Puppeteer vs. Selenium.
This article will expose how to block specific resources (HTTP requests, CSS, video, images) from loading in Playwright. Playwright is Puppeteer's successor with the ability to control Chromium, Firefox, and Webkit. So I'd call it the second one of the most widely used web scraping and automation tools with headless browser support.
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.
In this article, we'll take a look at how to submit forms using Playwright. This knowledge might be beneficial while scraping the web, as it allows to get the information from the target web page, which requires providing parameters before.
In this article, we will share several ideas on how to download files with Playwright. Automating file downloads can sometimes be confusing. You need to handle a download location, download multiple files simultaneously, support streaming, and even more. Unfortunately, not all the cases are well documented. Let's go through several examples and take a deep dive into Playwright's APIs used for file download.
In this article, we will learn how to create a simple e-commerce search API with multiple platform support: eBay and Amazon. AutoScraper and FastAPi provide the ability to create a powerful JSON API for the date. With Playwright's help, we'll extend our scraper and avoid blocking by using ScrapingAnt's web scraping API.