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php|architect Releases "Guide to Web Scraping"
Apr 22, 2010 @ 09:25:36

php|architect has officially released one of their latest guides - this time it's Matthew Turland's "Guide to Web Scraping".

Matthew talks a bit about it in his latest blog entry:

What I’m announcing in this blog post has been in the works since early 2008 when I first pitched the idea. It was rejected by several major publishers who basically said the same thing: the idea was in too small of a niche or simply wasn’t marketable. php|architect Press respectfully disagreed with them and decided to publish what is now a book written by me that you can purchase.

The book covers all things related to pulling content from remote pages including an understanding of HTTP codes, a look at tools you can use (including cURL, pecl_http and Zend_Http_Client) and how to use technologies like DOM, SimpleXML and regular expressions to match content.

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