Java Web Scraping Handbook
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Java Web Scraping Handbook

About the Book

Web scraping or crawling is the art of fetching data from a third party website by downloading and parsing the HTML code to extract the data you want. It can be hard. From bad HTML code to heavy Javascript use and anti-bot techniques, it is often tricky. Lots of companies use it to obtain knowledge concerning competitor prices, news aggregation, mass email collect…

This book will teach you how to extract data from any website, how to deal with AJAX / Javascript heavy websites, break captchas, deploy your scrapers in the cloud and many other advanced techniques.

About the Author

Kevin Sahin
Kevin Sahin

Hi there, I'm Kevin Sahin, the author of the Java Web Scraping Handbook. I have a blog about web scraping where I write about Web scraping and software development. I am also the Co-founder of ScrapingBee the easiest web scraping API.

Previously I spent more than four years building large scale web scrapers in the fintech industry, we're talking about millions of web pages scraped each day. I got my BS in computer science at Paul Sabatier University, in Toulouse, France. I wish I had a book like this when I started my job, to answer all the questions I had. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of good resources about web scraping back then. But now there is :)

You can find me on twitter !


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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Web scraping
    • Web Scraping VS APIs
    • Web scraping use cases
    • What you will learn in this book
  • Web fundamentals
    • HyperText Transfer Protocol
    • HTML and the Document Object Model
    • Web extraction process
    • Xpath
    • Regular Expression
  • Extracting the data you want
    • Tools
    • Let’s scrape Hacker News
    • Go further
  • Handling forms
    • Form Theory
    • Case study: Hacker News authentication
    • File Upload
    • Other forms
  • Dealing with Javascript
    • Javascript 101
    • Headless Chrome
    • Selenium API
    • Infinite scroll
  • Captcha solving, PDF parsing, and OCR
    • Captcha solving
    • PDF parsing
    • Optical Caracter Recognition
  • Stay under cover
    • Headers
    • Proxies
    • TOR: The Onion Router
    • Tips
  • Cloud scraping
    • Serverless
    • Deploying an Azure function
    • Conclusion

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