Scraping & Proxy
Faced with the problems of retrieving data from Internet sites, the objective of Prospect API is to share our technical knowledge of the world of scraping, proxies and programming interfaces.
What is an API?
An application programming interface is a standardised set of classes, methods, functions and constants that serves as a facade through which software offers services to other software
What is scraping
Scraping is a technique of extracting data via a program, a software The purpose of scraping is to retrieve a large amount of data for analysis or other use. The purpose of scraping is to retrieve a large amount of data for analysis or other use.
What is a proxy?
A proxy is an intermediary server between two computer devices to facilitate their exchange. It is mainly used for the security of information systems, but also to anonymise an individual and bypass the geo-restriction of a website.
Definition of an API
A API is nothing more than a set of protocols designed to facilitate the creation and integration of application software. It is an acronym that stands for "Application Programming Interface". APIs allow a product or service to communicate with other products and services. This is done without knowledge of the details of their implementation. They simplify the development of applications. In addition, they save time and money.
The world of scraping
LinkedinThe interest in scraping has grown over the years as companies need data and information to make money. The sraping technique is often used in the context of competitive intelligence, particularly on e-commerce sites or in real estate, HR, real estate, etc.