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Web Technologies in Web Scraping

To web scrape successfully we need some web development and web technology basics.

In this section, we'll take a look at HTTP, HTML and javascript from the perspective of web scrapers. We'll cover the important basics like:

  • What are HTTP request and responses?
  • What is HTML and how to parse it?
  • How to handle Javascript without using browser automation?

Additionally, being aware of popular web development techniques, frameworks and concepts can make web scraping significantly easier as we can replicate website's behavior for efficient, block-free scraping.