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Hamburg on Ruby

Heimathafen der Hamburger Ruby Community

Scraping websites & re-engineering a privacy-friendly social media widget

dieses Thema wird vorgestellt von Study.EU

bei Ruby Usergroup Hamburg - Januar 2017, gehostet durch Bastian Karstaedt

I will explain how you can automatically scrape data from third-party websites with your Rails application, using Nokogiri. This will include some basics of XPath to find nodes within an HTML document.

I will then explain in detail how you can scrape data from a website widget of a large international social media website, and how you can use the data to re-create the widget so that it conforms with German and EU privacy laws. :-)