Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Review: Getting Started with Beautiful Soup

Getting Started with Beautiful Soup by Vineeth G. Nair is a book that was easy to read and fun to follow along with.

The book basically has four parts to it. The first part covers chapters 1 and 2 where you install Beautiful Soup and learn how to create objects. The second part covers chapters 3, 4 and 5 where you learn about searching through, navigating over and modifying the contents of the object. The third part covers chapters 6 and 7 where you learn about encoding and output formatters. The final part is chapter 8 where you use all the techniques you've learned in the earlier chapters to build a web scraper that gets price information on Packt Pub books from the publisher itself, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The book is well written and is recommended to anyone who wants to learn how to work with Beautiful Soup.

For those who like to see actual ratings, I give the book a 5 out of 5 stars.

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