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The Basics of Scraping with Ruby

There will be a number of times when you will want to get data from the internet for a program you are writing. APIs are a great resource, but only if one exists with the subject matter you want and if the data you are looking for is static and unchanging. If you want information about the upcoming events for your favorite celebrity or the approaching games for the Seahawks or Mariners, APIs don’t cut it. Scraping is a great way to get data from a webpage.

Scraping is the process of extracting data from a webpage. It can refer to manually copying the data from the page…

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