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Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 060: The Undocumented Web - scraping, private APIs, proxies and “alternative solutions”

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Jul 24th, 2018

The Undocumented Web - scraping, private APIs, proxies and “alternative solutions”

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What is the undocumented web? Scott and Wes dive into it, discussing APIs, faking, scraping, automation, proxies as well as tips and tricks for best practices.

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Show Notes

3:05 - What Is the undocumented web?

  • When traditional methods don’t give you what you want
  • Wild West

6:10 - Undocumented APIS

17:34 - Faking

  • Faking User Agents
    • Sending headers from requests
    • Free Blackberry wifi on plane

23:52 - Scraping

  • What is scraping?
  • Cheerio - jQuery like node package

27:30 - Automation

33:30 - Proxies

  • Need a fresh IP address
  • Need a different country
  • Side note: Canadians buying stuff in USA M4S1P1 === 41100
  • API throttling

39:00 - Tips and Tricks

  • Multiple API keys
  • diskDB - Text files as databases
  • Search Github for API keys
  • Inspect Element and Delete Overlays
  • Delete Cookiesokay

44:45 - Stories

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