We’ve hit the ~10K+ students on the Scraping and Data Mining for Beginners and Pros Udemy course. The reviews have been fantastic:
Since creating the course, a few new technologies came up that are worth mentioning:
A Python-based visual scraper, similar to how import.io works, but locally on your machine with no fees attached. It has a few dependencies, but once you go past the installation hoopla, using it is quite straight forward.
These are the guys who open-sourced Portia, and they at least get a mention because of it. They also have a service that’s similar to import.io that’s worth checking out. The way they describe it is:
I’m glad you guys are enjoying the course – I’ll keep updating you with interesting tidbits from the Data Mining world!