In this course, you’ve learned how to scrape data from the Web using Python,
requests, and Beautiful Soup. You built a script that fetches job postings from the Internet and went through the full web scraping process from start to finish.
You learned how to:
- Inspect the HTML structure of your target site with your browser’s developer tools
- Gain insight into how to decipher the data encoded in URLs
- Download the page’s HTML content using Python’s
- Parse the downloaded HTML with Beautiful Soup to extract relevant information
Beautiful Soup is packed with useful functionality to parse HTML data. It’s a trusted and helpful companion for your web scraping adventures. Its documentation is comprehensive and relatively user-friendly to get started with. You’ll find that Beautiful Soup will cater to most of your parsing needs, from navigating to advanced searching through the results.
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course! What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the discussion section and let us know.
Mark on July 6, 2021
Outstanding course, Martin! I’ve done nothing with web scraping, and this course gave me a real foundation. Past comments suggested this as beginner, and it sure did help this beginner. I like your teaching style, too.