Last week I had the pleasure to talk about my experiences in web scraping at the revived Symfony User Group #sfugbln here in Berlin. Christopher and Denis are doing a great job. To me it seems that something awesome is in the making here.
Delivering that talk was a ton of fun! – Especially since it occurred to me that most visitors were playing more than one role here: developers looking for inspiration to enhance their scraping skills and developers fighting a ton of very clever bots on a daily basis! ?
As Andrey Astakhov (@aast_t) puts it:
It was very spirited talk. At least one half of the meetupers were thinking how to protect their web site from web scraping by @fanatique