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Scraping HTML graphic elements: possibilities and limits

Question: “How do I set up a daily automatic scraping of www.pollen.com data into a Google sheet?” (link)

Answer: Originally I doubted if svg HTML elements are scrapable. After some trial and error experience I realized, that svg elements are indeed scrapable; one can get their xPath, children nodes. Yet, they are scrapable by importXML() when being static html. more…

Choosing a technology for a web-project

technologies-headYou have an idea for a web-project. You (or your team) have already thought over the concept and the strategy for to becoming successful in the field. Now it’s time to ask the main question – how should this awesome idea be brought to life? The great variety of solutions complicates the decision-making process: classic Java? Modern MEAN? Easy PHP & CMS?


Luminati exclusive residential proxies to reach Linkedin in Russia

linkedin-russia-logoFor some of our readers from Russia, it’s a new challenge to get to www.linkedin.com, which has been officially blocked in Russia.

On 4 August 2016, a Moscow court ruled that Linkedin must be blocked in Russia because it stores the user data of Russian citizens outside of the country, in violation of the new data retention law. The law requires all companies doing business in the country to store their users’ data locally.

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