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.