New screen-scraper tutorial on inserting data into databases

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: 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

Version of screen-scraper available

Today we released version 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 of screen-scraper available

Data mining vs. screen-scraping

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