Posts Tagged ‘scraping’

Sometimes I like to point out that there are tools around that will let you accomplish tasks you’d normally have to script. Interestingly enough, Google Docs comes with a set of functions — importHTML, importData, importXML and importFeed — that will allow you to grab data on the Web and put it into your spreadsheet. […]


The Internet is a bit like a giant database. There’s information and data strewn about, distributed all over the world, and we run queries on the data using tools like Google. Many different sites put out constantly updated, useful information, like US gas prices. The problem is that they don’t all supply APIs and XML […]