Anonymous Scraping with Visual Web Ripper

AnonymousIt’s very common to use proxy servers for web data extraction. If you want to stay undetected when you scrape a website, you have to change your IP address periodically. Otherwise it is very easy to detect unusual activity by observing a large number of requests from a single IP address. Visual Web Ripper has a built-in support of proxy servers called Private Proxy Switch. more…

A simple LinkedIn Group Submitter

LinkedInLinkedIn API doesn’t allow you to publish into groups if you are not their administrator. That was done in order to eliminate spamming, but if you are a member of several groups of a similar topic and you want to share some interesting information with all of those groups, you have to do it manually group by group and eventually it becomes tedious. In this post I’ll show you a simple way to automate this process in C# using Selenium WebDriver. more…

An Independent Test of 7 Hosting Providers

HistingChoosing a provider is not an easy task, you always want to find something «cheap and cheerful». However, quite often it is hard to find a golden mean and you have to choose between computing power, speed, and cost, not mentioning additional features such as DNS-servers, control panel, etc. In this article, I will present you test results for several providers of various sizes, and I’m hoping that it will guide you in a decision-making process of choosing a hosting. more…

Easy Data Visualisation with Silk.co

Data Visualisation with Silk.coThis is a guest post by .

With the rise of social media sharing, collaboration and a increasingly interested market for data, there are more and more people wanting to ‘play with data’ and learn using some basics free tools. So recently I’ve been trying to find a technically advanced and interesting combination of free tools to collect and visualise web data that will allow enthusiasts and students to get those all important initial quick and easy wins. more…

Kimono scraper is now enhanced with Pagination, Crawling and Data History

Several days ago I wrote the Kimono scraper review  where I mentioned that the service is short of pagination support and some other important functions. But it is fair to say that this service is developing quite rapidly and now they have not only added the ability to go over several pages and URLs, but even to keep the history of scraped data. Lets look at these features closely. more…