Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in data retrieval

Fetching Data from the Web with urllib's read()

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Python's urllib module provides a simple way to retrieve data from the internet using the read() method. It handles network I/O and allows you to focus on working with the downloaded data.

Is Urllib in Python standard library?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Python's built-in urllib module makes retrieving data from the internet easy. It's a great starting point for basic HTTP requests before using more full-featured libraries like Requests.

Is API better than web scraping?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

APIs vs web scraping: pros and cons of structured data retrieval and HTML parsing for flexible data access.

urllib retrieve

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 8, 2024

urllib in Python makes it easy to fetch resources from the web. Handle errors and include data in requests with URL encoding.

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