Next week I will start publishing my first ebook: Scraping for Journalists.
Although I’ve written about scraping before on the blog, this book is designed to take the reader step by step through a series of tasks (a chapter each) which build a gradual understanding of the principles and techniques for tackling scraping problems. Everything has a direct application for journalism, and each principle is related to their application in scraping for newsgathering.
For example: the first scraper requires no programming knowledge, and is working within 5 minutes of reading.
I’m using Leanpub for this ebook, because it allows you to publish in installments and update the book for users – which suits a book like this perfectly, as I’ll be publishing chapters week by week, Codecademy-style.
If you want to be alerted when the book is ready register on the book’s Leanpub page.