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Author Archives: Francis Irving
Words are important, people more so. Following our popular tool which makes it easy to scrape and download tweets, we’re pleased to announce a new one to get any Twitter account’s followers. To use it, log into ScraperWiki, choose “Create a new … Continue reading
ScraperWiki has always made it as easy as possible to code scripts to get data from web pages. Our new platform is no exception. The new browser-based coding environment is a tool like any other. Here are 9 things you should know about … Continue reading
We’ve made a new tool to help you upload a structured spreadsheet. That is to say, one that contains a table with headers. I’m trying it out with an old spreadsheet of expenses from when I worked at mySociety. If your … Continue reading
It can be hard to tell what somebody else’s job actually is. If you’ve never done it, you don’t know what really matters. Job adverts with bulleted lists of skills give some indication, yet somehow don’t get to the heart … Continue reading
1. Scrapers are now completely language neutral. Not just Python and Ruby – but anything open source that can make or read an SQLite file, from R to Clojure. 2. Scrapers can have as many files as they like. So … Continue reading
Our new platform and associated data science services are going well, so we’re hiring an ambitious marketeer to help us communicate better what we’re doing. Full job advert and how to apply here It’s our first full time marketing role, so since … Continue reading