ScraperWiki has rediscovered its old free scraping tool – and is now calling it QuickCode

Online Journalism Blog

A screenshot from before the 2013 relaunch of Scraperwiki A screenshot from before the 2013 relaunch of Scraperwiki

7 years ago ScraperWiki launched with a plan to make scraping accessible to a wider public. It did this by creating an online space where people could easily write and run scrapers; and by making it possible to read and adapt scrapers written by other users (the ‘wiki’ part).

I loved it. The platform inspired me to learn Python, write Scraping for Journalists, and has been part of my journalism workflow since.

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