XPath is a powerful language that is often used for scraping the web. It allows you to select nodes or compute values from an XML or HTML document and is actually one of the languages that you can use to extract web data using Scrapy. The other is CSS and while CSS selectors are a popular choice, XPath can actually allow you to do more.
Scrapy Cloud has been with Scrapinghub since the beginning, but we decided some spring cleaning was in order. To that end, we’re proud to announce Scrapy Cloud 2.0!
Scrapy is at the heart of Scrapinghub. We use this framework extensively and have accumulated a wide range of shortcuts to get around common problems. We’re launching a series to share these Scrapy tips with you so that you can get the most out of your daily workflow. Each post will feature two to three tips, so stay tuned.
We are veterans in the chat group arena. We have been using one form of another since we started Scrapinghub in 2010 and I've been personally using corporate group chats since 2004. We started Scrapinghub using our own hosted version of ejabberd, then moved to HipChat in 2013 and we just finished moving to Slack. Thanks to Slack's migration tools, the process went pretty smoothly. In this post...