scraping

This is a simple and trivial example of scraping web pages.

Description

  • Name: @scramjet/scraping
  • Version: 0.23.0
  • Language: typescript
  • Author: pietrzakacper
  • Tags: easy,web scraping,Big Data,BI,Data Producer

The scraper takes URL and CSS ID selector as input parameters and returns data every second.

To test this please use URL: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/poland and ID: #ct. Scraper will connect to the website and read (scrap) the current time. Next, it returns this as a stream. As URL and ID are parametrized we can use other websites too. For example, URL: https://time.is/ and ID: #clock

📽️ The video that illustrates the execution of the sample is on our YouTube channel 👉 How to scrape websites using Scramjet Transform Hub?. Give a 👍 if you liked it and "Subscribe" to the channel to keep up to date with new videos.

Running

❗ Remember to setup transform-hub locally or use the platform's environment for the sequence deployment.

Open the terminal and run the following commands:

# go to 'scraping' directory cd typescript/scraping # install dependencies npm install # transpile TS->JS and copy node_modules and package.json to dist/ npm run build # deploy the Sequence from the dist/ directory, which contains transpiled code, package.json and node_modules si seq deploy dist --args '["https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/poland", "#ct"]' # See output si inst output - # Optional commands: # Check console.log messages si inst stdout - # Check console.error messages si inst stderr -

💡NOTE: Command deploy performs three actions at once: pack, send and start the Sequence. It is the same as if you would run those three commands separately:

si seq pack dist/ -o scraping.tar.gz # compress 'scraping/' directory into file named 'scraping.tar.gz' si seq send scraping.tar.gz # send compressed Sequence to STH, this will output Sequence ID si seq start - --args '[\"https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/poland\", \#ct\"]' # start the Sequence with arguments, this will output Instance ID

Output

$ si inst output - 13:06:10 13:06:15 13:06:20 13:06:25 13:06:31 13:06:36 13:06:41 13:06:46 13:06:51 13:06:56 (...)