Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in dynamic content

Is BeautifulSoup faster than selenium?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Web scraping involves extracting data from websites. BeautifulSoup is lightweight and efficient for scraping static content, while Selenium is necessary for dynamically loaded content. Together, they provide a comprehensive solution for web scraping.

Can I use Selenium with BeautifulSoup?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Web scraping with Selenium and BeautifulSoup allows for dynamic page access and data extraction, making them a powerful combination.

How do I scrape a difficult website?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Web scraping can be tricky, but with persistence and technical knowledge, obstacles like dynamic content and captcha can be overcome.

Is BeautifulSoup or Selenium better?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Selenium vs BeautifulSoup: choose the right tool for web scraping based on the complexity of the site and the presence of dynamic content.

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