Published on: 01.04.2015
Number of pages: 130
Written by: Vineeth G. Nair
Publish by: PACKT Publishing
As far as I know this is first book about Beautiful Soup, so I was really excite to read it.
I prefer learning from book, tutorial as second choice, last choice is from documentation.
Form somebody who is starting to use Beautiful Soup I would recommend this book, even somebody who had used Beautiful Soup (like myself) can find value in it.
What I have learned from “Getting Started with Beautiful Soup” book:
- Beautiful Soup can be used to change the content of an HTML/XML document.
- how to set input encoding for Beautiful Soup document
- default output encoding for .prettif() and .encode() is UTF-8, but it can be changed also.
- different formatters (minimal, html , None , function) can be passed as parameters to prettify(), encode(), and decode()