Web Scrapers – Data Mining

Web Scrapers – Data Mining

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.” – Martin GoldingScraping – Software Application Today I’d like to explain what exactly a scraper is and the purpose of utilizing one. A scraper is a software application that procedurally gathers data from a website. Just about 90% of the time, a scraper is going to be developed without using any of the websites API. Most likely, the website won’t have an API for the specific data the…

Algorithms: Make Them Work for You

Algorithms: Make Them Work for You

“First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.” – John Johnson What is an algorithm and why are we talking about it? Have you ever had a great idea and you “wished” there was a way to implement it? This happens all the time to business owners and employees. They come up with a sound idea to make their workload a little easier, and yet, they don’t know how to implement such a thing or they don’t know where to go to get it done. But the idea is fantastic…