What you would learn in Web Scraping and API Fundamentals in Python course?
Have you gotten bored of copying and pasting numbers manually into spreadsheets?
Would you wish to understand how you can get exciting, up-to-date, and unique information from the internet using a simple program?
Do you keen to learn a new technique to stay ahead of your competitors in the current data-driven environment?
If yes, then you've arrived at the right spot and at the right time!
Welcome you to Web Scraping as well as API Basics for Python!
The ultimate guide to collecting data!
Web scraping is a method for getting data from websites or other data sources, including APIs, using the help of automated, intelligent programs. Web Scraping permits us to extract data from possibly hundreds or thousands of web pages in a concise amount of time.
There is no longer a time when manual labor was the norm in all reports. If you've been in a serious organization and have worked in a serious organization, you know the importance of reporting. It is a common issue. There are weekly, daily, and monthly reports and quarterly and annual reports. They can be used to organize the information on the website and transaction information, customer records, or even more specific information such as the weather forecast; reports are vital in the present world. While it's sometimes the responsibility of the employee to manage the tasks, few are more cost-effective than automated reporting.
Yes, It's time to step up your game and discover how to simplify the usage of APIs and the extraction of valuable information via web pages.
In the initial part of the class, we begin using APIs. APIs are specially designed to give developers access to data, so they are the first thing to look at when looking for information. We'll learn about getting requests POST requests, as well as using the JSON format.
These concepts are all explored through compelling examples and in a straight-to-the-point manner.
Sometimes it is the case that the information might not be accessible via the application of an API. However, it could be available on a website. What do you do to deal with this situation? Go to the page and note down the information in a manual manner?
Don't do this!
For sure, to scrape, you'll have to understand a thing about web design. That's why we've added an optional section that will teach you the basics of HTML. Think of it as a bonus to the knowledge you acquire!
We will also investigate various scraping initiatives. We will gather and arrange information about films from the "Rotten Tomatoes" rank list by examining every stage of the process with great detail. This will enable you to understand how scraping works in real life.
It's your turn to put into practice what you've learned by doing a few projects that we'll give you.
However, there's more!
Do not fret if you're proficient in a few or none or none of the terms... We'll begin with the basics and gradually progress to becoming proficient. We are also convinced that the practice makes the perfect, and this course isn't solely focused on the academic aspect, but it takes a more practical approach. Furthermore, it comes with many homework assignments, including notebooks, files for download, and the course's notes and quiz questions.
We're dedicated to providing the best quality information to you, our students. While we enjoy creating our content on our own, We've decided this time to collaborate with an industry professional named Andrew Treadway. Andrew is an experienced Senior Data Scientist at the New York Life Insurance Company. He has a master's degree from the Department of Computer Science with Machine learning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an exceptional professional with over seven years of experience working with data and Python programming. He is also the creator of the Yahoo_fin program that is used extensively to scrape historical price data for stocks from Yahoo.
- Python 3 and the Anaconda distribution
- Basic Python understanding
- Interest and enthusiasm to study and develop
Who is this course intended for:
- It is recommended to take this course for those who want to know how to work with APIs
- This course is designed for those who want to master scraping websites.
- Anyone who would like to know how to automate monotonous and repetitive tasks of everyday life.
- Individuals who are interested in and enthusiastic about data
- This course is perfect for people who are just beginning programming and would like to learn Beautiful Soup and requests-HTML
Content of the Course:
- Learn the basics of Web Scraping
- Integrate APIs into your application
- Master chef working with Beautiful Soup
- Use requests-HTML to begin
- Create functioning scrapers
- Get familiar with HTML
- Learn to master CSS Selectors
- Create HTTP requests
- Learn about Cookies on websites
- Explore scraping content that is locked behind a log in system
- Limit the number of requests