Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by confide, Oct 22, 2014.
What would be the best language(s) to do this in?
Python? PHP? Java?
Any programming language has that kind of function.I'm using C# .NET if i want to scrape some data from web
I also getting into Vb.NET, to approach it from the BOT way. Just learning though.
If you don't have programming experience then don't bother. Check out import.io for scraping.
The best language is the one you know.
The language really doesn't matter. They all do the same thing more or less.
Couple of if statements a few for loops, a class or two and you're there
Python, PHP, Java can all do the trick, there's no the best for the job.
it doesn't matter what language you choose.
If you're asking this question, you probably want the language you're most familiar with.
However if you're picking a language to learn and you really want to do serious scraping, don't pick one that will limit you in the future. You'll want a language that supports threading. While you could debate this, php and python are kinda out. Ruby might be a good way to go. Java could be a good way to go. What about using java and crawler4j? You'll never out grow that.
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