A beginner’s guide on scraping sites using Selenium


There are multiple technologies available to any aspiring web scraper. Depending on the nature of the specific task at hand, different tools have their advantages. In this guide, we will focus on Selenium, a commonly used python library that automates browser testing.

Since Selenium runs a browser instance, it is particularly suited to scraping sites with JavaScript and other interactive features such as buttons. For simpler sites, I highly recommend using a library like BeautifulSoup to simplify the process.

Below, I shall walk through a recent project where a Selenium web scraper was built to scrape job vacancies from a…

Shawn Tan

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