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Learning Scrapy by Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

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Who this book is for

This book tries to accommodate quite a wide audience. It should be useful to:

  • Web entrepreneurs who need source data to power their applications
  • Data scientists and Machine Learning practitioners who need to extract data for analysis or to train their models
  • Software engineers who need to develop large-scale web-scraping infrastructure
  • Hobbyists who want to run Scrapy on a Raspberry Pi for their next cool project

In terms of prerequisite knowledge, we tried to require a very small amount of it. This book presents the basics of web technologies and scraping in the earliest chapters for those who have very little web-scraping experience. Python is easily readable and most of what we present in the spider chapters should be fine for ...

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