Web scraping refers to the extraction of data from a website.
With practically limitless data floating around the web, web scraping is a very important tool to use this data for useful purposes, it’s possibilities and use cases are endless. It’s especially useful for every programmer to understand and be able to use it.
In this post we’ll be building a scraper for http://quotes.toscrape.com/ . It’s a website made specifically for practicing web scraping. It has some famous quotes which we’ll scrape along with their author and tags and then later we’ll save them to a database.
It also has pagination, so we can learn how to iteratively scrape the quotes from each page. …