Scraping the Web with Node.js

March 13, 2014 for Scotch.io

Before web based API’s became the prominent way of sharing data between services we had web scraping. Web scraping is a technique in data extraction where you pull information from websites.

There are many ways this can be accomplished. It can be done manually by copy and pasting data from a website, using specialized software, or building your own scripts to scrape data. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to build a simple web scraper that gets some general movie information from IMDB.

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