How to scrape an online dictionary using Python and lxml library

When I needed to extract dictionary words’ definitions I chose Python and lxml library. In this tutorial, I’ll review the steps of scraping Webster online dictionary using lxml in Python.

How to scrape an online dictionary using Python and lxml library

When I needed to extract dictionary words’ definitions I chose Python and lxml library. In this tutorial, I’ll review the steps of scraping Webster online dictionary using lxml in Python.

Free online tools to work with BASE64, HASH, CRC, HEX, BIN and etc…

When we work with different types of data, it’s always good to have a tool-belt to make our labor easier.  In the age of the “cloud,” it would be good to have all these tools online. Here are some online tools that may help you in your work:

Running python script detached and getting realtime output

When working with different scrapers in python, we often need to run them detached from the main process and monitor their output in real-time. Here’s how we do this:

4 Best Practices of Web Scraping

Here are some basic principles I follow when I do web scraping. All these principles came from my personal experience and I hope they may help others to avoid many mistakes and difficulties.

Python, Eclipse, Windows

If you want to start programming in Python but don’t know where to start, you may find this step by step tutorial useful. It leads you through installing Eclipse for Windows and then adding Python Development Environment into it.

XPath in Examples

Here we’ll show how XPath works.

Regex in PHP

If you want to use regular expressions in your PHP program the best way is to use so called preg-functions (they wrap Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions library so sometimes they are called PCRE functions). Of course, there’re some other function sets like ereg and mb_ereg but they are quite outdated and in this article we’ll focus on preg functions only.

Regex in Perl

In this post we summarized some basic features of regex in Perl. We presented basic operators using regex and special regex pattern modifiers. More details are the in following articles…

Regular expressions (Regex)

Regular expressions provide a concise and flexible means to “match” (specify and capture) strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters. Here we tried our best to present to you the most used Regexes with examples for your handy referencing.