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Scraping News Articles from TheStreet.com

Posted by Paul Black on January 8, 2017 at 10:57pm 0 Comments

Octoaprse enables you to scrape latest news articles from news source.

There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the latest news articles of TheStreet.com to get article information - such as the title of article, article body text, date/time article published, author and article URL with…

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Scraping Stock Data on Yahoo Finance

Posted by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

Octoaprse enables you to scrape finance data from financial websites. There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the stock data - such as most active stocks, stock gainers and stock losers on Yahoo Finance with Octoparse.

The website URLs we will use are as follows.…

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Scraping Stock Information from CNN Money

Posted by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Octoaprse enables you to scrape stock information from financial website. There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud.

 

In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the stock data from CNN Money website to get detail information - such as the title, body, published date/time, author and article URL with Octoparse.

The website URL we will use is…

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How to add a fixed value when scraping in Octoparse?

Posted by Paul Black on January 5, 2017 at 5:20am 0 Comments

Q: How to add a fixed value when scraping in Octoparse?

 

Description:

How to add a fixed value as one of the data fields when making a scraping task in Octoparse?

  

A:

The simplest method:

You can add a fixed value when you are in the "Extract Data" action:

1. Click the "Add Pre-defined Fields".

 

2. Choose the “Add a fixed value…

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Next OJUG and GatorJUG Meetings will be fabulous - Check out the Codetown Events

Watch for details on our upcoming meetings. OrlandoJUG meeting's fall on the 4th Thursday of every month, in case you want to mark your calendars. Stay tuned for details! GatorJUG meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month.


The details are posted in the CodeTown Events section. Please RSVP so we'll know how much pizza to order. Stay tuned! ...Mike

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Sending strings between two computers via ethernet 13 Replies

A while ago I asked a question about using RS-232 communication with Java.  It seems as though I need to abandon that route because it no longer fits the desired system requirements.  Thanks to Nem for his advice on that one. Now what I need to be…Continue

Tags: ethernet, over, strings

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Paul Stearns Oct 5, 2011.

Gainesville Events - web and android app 10 Replies

Hey guys checkout my new android app for social events in Gainesville http://goo.gl/qF5sT - the web app built in grails http://goo.gl/bQHK5 - google play storeFeel free to…Continue

Tags: #twitterbootstrap, #app, #phonegap, #android, #grails

Started by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- in Java. Last reply by Michael Levin Dec 9, 2012.

Creating separate class files in a large project 9 Replies

Hello all:I have been working on a GUI interface for controlling lights in a planetarium.  I had some trouble getting the communication to happen, and received some help from this forum to get past that hurdle.  I now have a functioning GUI that I…Continue

Tags: files, class, creating

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Jackie Gleason Feb 10, 2012.

The advantages of a RESTfull web-based API 5 Replies

I need to get a better handle on the advantages of a RESTful web-based API.  People tell me they scale better than other methods, but I don't see how they reduce database access or have any other feature that helps handle large amounts of traffic.…Continue

Tags: API', 'web-based, RESTful

Started by Kevin Neelands in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Kevin Neelands Oct 25, 2015.

Using rs-232 in a java desktop application 4 Replies

Hello all: I am fairly new to the Java world and would like some advice on how to handle rs-232 communications with a Java based GUI I am working on.  Several years ago I created a similar GUI with Visual Basic, but my coding skills are a bit rusty…Continue

Tags: communication, rs-232, using, application, Java

Started by Paul Stearns in Java. Last reply by Nemanja Nesic - NEM- Jun 9, 2011.

Java books for any library 4 Replies

What books should be on the bookshelf of EVERY Java programmer, no matter what specific technologies they are working on?The two that come to my mind areThinking in JavaJava Concurrency in PracticeWhat else am I missing?Continue

Started by David Moskowitz in Java. Last reply by Eric Nissan Aug 13, 2015.

Mavrick OS 3 Replies

HelloJust a little food for thought... If you use the new Mavrick OS on a MAC do you like it? or hate it? Why and Why not? I would like to hear how software developers feel about this.Continue

Tags: OS

Started by Jack Stripe in Testing. Last reply by Michael Levin Apr 4, 2014.

Can we have a "Other Languages On JVM" Group? 3 Replies

I like to see a Scala Programming Group. Anyone interested in?

Started by Zemian Deng in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Michael Levin Jul 15, 2008.

Santafe College 2 Replies

Santafe just added a new BAS  bachelor's program of study. 5651  ProgrammingContinue

Started by Dan Lackey in Dynamic Languages. Last reply by Michael Levin Feb 15, 2016.

study group for Java Certification 2 Replies

Here there is some group of study for people who want to take Java Certification? any one?

Started by Thiago Negromonte Ramalho in Java. Last reply by Gem Miller Jan 5, 2011.

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JCrete® 2017 at Orthodox Academy of Crete

July 16, 2017 at 8pm to July 21, 2017 at 12pm
Java programmers speak in hushed whispers about some mythical conference in the Mediterranean.  Is it real?  Is it truly the best Java conference in the world, as claimed …See More
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In Memoriam - Kevin Neelands

Very sad news: Kevin Neelands passed away recently. Kevin was very active in the community.He gave many informative and fun presentations for the…See More
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Paul Black posted a blog post

Scraping News Articles from TheStreet.com

Octoaprse enables you to scrape latest news articles from news source.There're two parts for getting the real-time data in Octoparse - Make a scraping task and schedule a task to run it in Octoparse cloud. In this web scraping tutorial we will scrape the latest news articles of TheStreet.com to get article information - such as the title of article, article body text, date/time article published, author and article URL with Octoparse. The website URL we will use is…See More
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"Hi Jackson, you'll like Orlando! Keep an eye on the Events section here for Jug announcements."
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Octoparse Tutorial: How to Use Octoparse to Make a Crawler?

A step-by-step guide on how to use Octoparse to make a crawler to deeply scrape data from each detail web page of the search results without having to know how to code. Yellow pages is use as an example here.
Dec 22, 2016
Paul Black posted a blog post

5 Steps to Collect Big Data

 (picture from databigandsmall.com)We know most companies today collect big data to analyze and interpretate of daily transaction and traffic data for keeping track of the operations, forecasting needs or implementing new programs. It is in this way that we define big data as the capability allowing companies to extract value from large volumes of different kinds of data. But how to collect such capability of big data we want directly?There may be a lot of data collection methods and you may…See More
Dec 22, 2016
Paul Black posted a blog post

Web Scraping|Scrape Data from Online Accommodation Booking Sites

For personnel who are actively looking for flight or hotels with low prices for traveling to other places, or for businesses who want to track prices of flights or any types of travel accommodations for maintain their competitive edge, Octoparse works great to effortlessly collect data based on different filters without manual searches.An real-life example from one of our users who was trying to scrape data from …See More
Dec 20, 2016
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The Best Answers to Your Most Crucial Deep Learning Questions

(picture from www.re-work.co)Most people keep close eyes on the top of the fast-moving technology trends. There’s no doubt that deep learning is most trending buzzwords today. Deep learning has made a significant breakthrough and is applied in many areas like facial recognition, recognizing images and AlphaGo Games. Thus more and more people focus on deep learning and have…See More
Dec 15, 2016
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Paul Black posted a status
"Octoparse is on FileHorse now. The No.1 Automated Web Scraping Software for Windows http://www.filehorse.com/download-octoparse/ #bigdata"
Dec 9, 2016
 
 
 

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Welcome to Codetown!

Codetown is a social network. It's got blogs, forums, groups, personal pages and more! You might think of Codetown as a funky camper van with lots of compartments for your stuff and a great multimedia system, too! Best of all, Codetown has room for all of your friends.



When you create a profile for yourself you get a personal page automatically. That's where you can be creative and do your own thing. People who want to get to know you will click on your name or…
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