Introduction to webscraping in Python
What is webscraping?
downloading websites programmatically
extracting specific information out of the HTML
Scraping in the real world
price comparison websites
price monitoring websites
Why do I like webscraping?
make something of use in only a small amount of code
automate the boring things!
you can learn more about the web/websites (HTTP, DOM, APIs)
Scraping in the data science pipeline
Ways to collect data
Google's dataset search
Open Data Vienna
a service provides certain methods to interact with it
download the website and extract the interesting information from the HTML code
We're going to scrape foodora.at!