Have you heard about #NoCode?
If you’ve been on tech social media, you probably have.
The #NoCode (or no-code) movement has been taking over the tech business world. As a result, more and more tools are being built to satisfy the growing demand for no-code tools.
Today, we will focus on how to use a web scrape to extract data from any website without the need for any code.
The #NoCode Movement
The #NoCode movement has been on the rise over the last couple of years. The movement seeks to promote the use of software tools that require no coding in order to power modern tech startups.
The thought behind this logic is that by adopting no-code tools, more tech startups can be started by more people. This is without mentioning potential savings of time and money.
One tool that in the past might have required coding knowledge to utilize was web scrapers.
Web Scraping refers to the extraction of data from any website into a more convenient format.
While web scraping can be done manually (via copy/paste or transcribing), most web scraping is done via automated software tools which make the process faster, easier and cheaper.
Most modern web scrapers will let you load the website you want to scrape data from and click on the data you want to scrape. Later, you would be able to extract the scraped data as an Excel or JSON file.
Want to learn more? Read our guide on what web scraping is and how it works.
Web Scraping without any code
ParseHub is a powerful and free web scraper that can extract data from any website.
Best of all, ParseHub has been built to be incredibly user-friendly and requires no previous coding knowledge.
In most cases, it is as easy as clicking on the data you want to extract. This includes data from eCommerce websites, review websites, financial websites and more.
To help you get started, we’ve put together a bunch of different guides on web scraping all kinds of websites.
Check out these web scraping guides:
- How to scrape data from any website
- How to scrape data from HTML Tables
- How to scrape data from an ecommerce website
- How to scrape stock prices from Yahoo Finance
- How to scrape product data from Amazon
Web Scraping has joined the no-code movement.
No longer do you need coding knowledge to extract data from any website. Effectively creating APIs for any website that might not have one.
What will you build first?