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09 September 2006 15:00

Ruby, Rails, Web2.0 » Data extraction for Web 2.0: Screen scraping in Ruby/Rails

WWW::Mechanize belongs to the family of screen scraping products (along with http-access2 and Watir) that are capable to drive a browser. Let’s apply the ‘Show, don’t tell’ mantra - for everybody’s delight and surprise, illustrated on our google

09 September 2006 11:00

09 September 2006 10:00


You can see the information on the page but to retrieve and store in a structured format is usually a painful and tedious task for someone to navigate to the site, locate the data, cut and copy the data and then repeat the process until all the data you r


We build custom parsers to get that data out of X and into Y. From website monitoring, affiliate marketing, inventory scraping, hardware brokers, price watching tools, stock market spying, Ebay monitoring - we can extract and display data from any website

Data Scraping Tool

Peter Da Vanzo Here’s a useful looking tool. It’s called Dabble, and you can use it to grab web data, throw it into a database, and manipulate that data, all without the need for programming. Here’s a demonstration on how to extract data from Digg.

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