I must be on some kind of tutorial rampage. I’ve just written a fifth tutorial on an oft-requested topic: inserting scraped data into databases. You can find it here: http://www.screen-scraper.com/support/tutorials/tutorial5/tutorial_overview.php. For quite a while I mulled over how to approach this given how many ways there are to go about it. Recently I had somewhat … Read moreNew screen-scraper tutorial on inserting data into databases
We’ve just added a new tutorial to our site: Tutorial 4: Scraping an E-commerce Site from External Programs. The idea here is to meld stuff from Tutorial 2: Extending Hello World with the e-commerce example from Tutorial 3: Scraping an E-commerce Site. Any feedback would be appreciated…
Today we released version 184.108.40.206a of screen-scraper, and would appreciate feedback. It’s a minor update addressing a few bugs, with the primary fix intending to address database corruption we’d have reports of. It’s a rare issue, but can be a bit catastrophic if someone hasn’t been backing up their work. If those using the professional … Read moreVersion 220.127.116.11a of screen-scraper available
Data mining isn’t screen-scraping. I know that some people in the room may disagree with that statement, but they’re actually two almost completely different concepts. In a nutshell, you might state it this way: screen-scraping allows you to get information, where data mining allows you to analyze information. That’s a pretty big simplification, so I’ll … Read moreData mining vs. screen-scraping
I’m ashamed to say that this is my first foray into keeping a blog. I’ve been watching other blogs for some time, so hopefully I can provide something useful here based on what I’ve learned from others. This blog will have a few purposes. One of them will be to provide a way for people … Read moreWelcome!