About the Book
This book is a practical, pragmatic and lightweight guide to web scraping for PHP developers.Web Scraping - getting a program to capture information from online sources - is one of the most powerful techniques for grabbing content without a browser.
Web Scraping for PHP developers introduces you to a range of scraping techniques using PHP to retrieve online content. You’ll be scraping within 10 minutes of reading the first few chapters. You will also learn methods to scrape authenticated content that requires login or sessions. Also, you will learn to submit and parse Ajax data streams, which would normally be not possible with simple scraping programs.
About the Author
Sameer Borate lives in Pune, India and works as an independent consultant, specialising in web development.