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Mastering space and time with jQuery deferreds

Recently Zarino and I were pairing on making improvements to a new scraping tool on ScraperWiki. We were working on some code that allows the person using the tool to pick out parts of some scraped data in order to … Continue reading

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Scraping PDFs: now 26% less unpleasant with ScraperWiki

Scraping PDFs is a bit like cleaning drains with your teeth. It’s slow, unpleasant, and you can’t help but feel you’re using the wrong tools for the job. Coders try to avoid scraping PDFs if there’s any other option. But sometimes, there … Continue reading

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