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4.1. Hacks #41-49

As you've seen so far in this book, amazing things can be done with Google data access without ever using the Google API. This section of the book deals with Google applications that scrape Google's HTML to access its data rather than use the sanctioned Google API.

4.1.1. Scraping Versus the API

What is scraping and how is it different from using the Google API? Scraping is the act of using a program to pull information from an HTML page.


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