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Advanced Web Scraping Tactics: Python 3 Playbook

by Pratheerth Padman

In the Advanced Web Scraping Tactics: Python 3 Playbook course, you'll learn how to navigate and circumvent problems such as POST forms, login pages, and button inputs that frequently come up when you're trying to scrape data from websites.

What you'll learn

Scraping static, uncomplicated webpages is easy to do with Python. The going gets a little tougher though when you are confronted with things like login pages, checkboxes, and forms.

In this course, Advanced Web Scraping Tactics: Python 3 Playbook, you will take what you already know about introductory web scraping and learn advanced web scraping techniques.

First, you will learn what advanced web scraping means, followed by how to handle form submissions with the Python requests module and Selenium.

Next, you will deal with how to handle websites with login pages and cookies, and how to provide button input values such as clicking checkboxes and radio buttons.

Finally, you will use Selenium to upload files which will come in handy when you are required by websites to upload images, PDF files, and more to proceed further. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills to navigate problems when trying to scrape data from websites.

About the author

Pratheerth is a Data Scientist who has entered the field after an eclectic mix of educational and work experiences. He has a Bachelor's in Engineering in Mechatronics from India, Masters in Engineering Management from Australia and then a couple of years of work experience as a Production Engineer in the Middle East. Then when the A.I bug bit him, he dropped everything to dedicate his life to the field. He is currently working on mentoring, course creation and freelancing as a Data Scientist.

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