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· 6 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Jupyter vs Spyder. Which One Is  Better for Python Programming?

Programming has been at the heart of the massive technological developments that we have experienced over the past few decades or so. From data analysis to web development, programming languages such as Python have significantly aided technological innovation. In fact, the position of Python among the pantheon of programming languages is unique.

Most web developers and data scientists prefer to use Python as their primary programming language over other options. And if you’re one such person working with Python or considering doing so, it’s essential to use IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to make programming more efficient and convenient.

· 5 min read
Oleg Kulyk

What Is Puppeteer? Should You Use It for Web Scraping?

In this hyper-connected world where we are all dependent and conduct much of our lives through digital technologies, data is considered one of the most valuable assets. And so web scraping has become quite a popular way of collecting invaluable data from the web.

In order to make data extraction more efficient and accessible, web scraping relies on a number of automated tools such as Puppeteer. But what is Puppeteer? Is it really the right tool for web scraping? Let’s find out!

· 10 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Hard Data Vs. Soft Data Explained!

Data equals power, and there is no denying that. In today's world, it is all about data as people's lives are becoming more virtual. But what good is this resource if it is not handled and formatted correctly? This is where data parsing comes into play. So sit back and get ready to go through Data Parsing 101 as we dive headfirst into learning what data parsing is all about.

Let's begin!

· 9 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Hard Data Vs. Soft Data Explained!

Data is the currency in today's world, and data translates to power and authority. So everyone is always competing with one another over data to gain the upper hand. Data is categorized based on two factors: its extraction source and the method used to extract it. Based on these factors, data can be categorized into two kinds: Hard Data and Soft Data. Today I shall give you an overall comparison between the two data types, i.e., Hard Data Vs. Soft Data.

· 13 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Web Scraping in R. Detailed Explanation!

As the amount of information on the internet is increasing exponentially, the use of data extraction methods is also on the rise. Web scraping is one of the most popular, reliable, and efficient means of data extraction. It is done both manually and using automated systems, with the automated method being the most popular and widely used.

Programming language is a must to implement automatic data extraction on web scrapers. So today, we shall discuss web scraping in R, as R is the best and most widely used language for data scraping. Now let’s begin understanding what web scraping is:

· 6 min read
Oleg Kulyk

Reverse Proxy vs. Forward Proxy. A Detailed Comparison!

Using proxy servers is crucial in today's world. As the Internet has become a part of our daily life and is integrated into almost everything, it is quintessential to use it while maintaining privacy and security.

Data leaks and personal information breaches are more serious than most people think. So using measures to browse and use the internet with security is a must. Using proxy and VPNs is one of the best ways of ensuring online safety. So today, we shall teach you details about reverse proxy vs. forward proxy and much more. Let’s begin.

· 10 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How To Crawl A Website Without Getting Blocked? 15 Easy Ways!

Web scraping is a crucial data extraction method where bots “scrape” data from websites. This is done by using bots called scrapers.

Web scraping can be done manually but since it is slow and tedious, the automated method is usually the preferred option since it is fast and reliable. But people often abuse web scraping, and so websites often implement protocols to prevent web scraping and block it from their sites.

So today, we shall show you how to crawl a website without getting blocked. Let’s begin!

· 6 min read
Oleg Kulyk

What is Web Scraping? Is Web Scraping Legal?

The legality of web scraping is a hotly debated topic as it relates to another burning issue of our times - online privacy.

Furthermore, web scraping is a quintessential data extraction method and can often be misused. This is where the controversy comes in. There is a fine line between legal or ethical web scraping and illegal or unethical web scraping.

· 7 min read
Oleg Kulyk

How to test a proxy API?

A proxy masks your IP address and thus changes the apparent location of your device in front of a website it is trying to access. To distinguish between a good and not good proxy, you need to test it. Of course, you would always want to use a reliable proxy API and not be slowed down by a high-latency one because that would defeat the entire purpose of a proxy API.