San Francisco
November 4, 2014

Using ActiveRecord Without Rails For A Web Scraper

We will look at how to use ActiveRecord to query a SQLite database in an app, without needing to create a whole entire Rails app.

The app we will build is a simple website scraper. We will run quickly through some basic web scraping concepts, like HTML and DOM objects.

The app will be built to mimic the structure of a Rails app in a very basic way, and to allow for quick addition of custom webpage parsers.

For the sake of this tutorial, we will focus on building a scraper for Reddit's pages.



7pm Pacific - 9pm Pacific on November 4, 2014 at Noisebridge
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