Scraping youtube comments has become crucial if you are working on some sentiment analysis project. The comments section will give you an overview of the public sentiment toward any election or sports results, scams, wars, etc. Comments reflect an overall feeling of a person. What according to them is right and wrong is mentioned in the comments.
We’ve got some code provided by Akash D. working on ticketmaster.co.uk. He automates browser (Chrome as well as Edge) using Selenium with Python. The rotating authenticated proxies are leveraged to keep undetected. Yet, the site is protected with Distil network.
In this post we share with you how to perform web scraping of a JS-rendered website. The tools as seen in the header are JAVA with Selenium library driving headless Chrome instances (download driver) and JSoup as parser to fetch data of the acquired HTML.
Selenium Web Scraping in simple words
Question: What is Selenium web scraping?
Answer: A picture is better than 1000 words:
So, you make a program with Python, PHP, JAVA, Ruby and whatever language you use in order to browse(), select(), click(), submit(), save(), etc., target web pages.
Since Selenium WebDriver is created for browser automation, it can be easily used for scraping data from the web. In this post we will consider some advantages and drawbacks of using WebDriver for web scraping.
Recently I’ve got a question:
How do I get pass the dynamic “load more” button using a Python web scraper?
I’ve already written about how the new No CAPTCHA ReCaptcha works, and even had some success breaking it with an iMacros’ browser automation. But, the latest scraping tools are – for most part – driven by Python, so now I want to try the same experiment with Selenium + Python.
In this post I will show you how easy it is to write a Python code that extracts hotel list from booking.com. The simplicity of this code is achieved with the help of Selenium Web Driver which acts as the main data extraction means here.
How to change WebDriver’s IP address
I have already written several articles on how to use WebDriver for web scraping, but I have never touched on the topic of changing WebDriver’s IP address. Nevertheless, this topic is quite crucial when you come to web scraping, and here I’d like to show you an example of using proxies with WebDriver in Python (and you can easily convert it into your language API).
LinkedIn API doesn’t allow you to publish into groups if you are not their administrator. That was done in order to eliminate spamming, but if you are a member of several groups of a similar topic and you want to share some interesting information with all of those groups, you have to do it manually group by group and eventually it becomes tedious. In this post I’ll show you a simple way to automate this process in C# using Selenium WebDriver.