WebAssembly has the potential to change the nature of web development.

Engineer Man explores it in the context of Rust.

As WebAssembly matures, it is certain to transform the way developers do business with respective to browser powered applications. In this video I’ll show you how to get started fast with WebAssembly and put you on solid footing to make your own Web Assembly things.

Engineer Man has a great video demonstrating the power of Python and Beautiful Soup when applied to web scraping. Long time readers will know that I have long been a fan of web scraping, often employing in apps. I’ve even written a C# library and a “Screen Scrapers Manifesto” that implored content creators to create APIs and if they didn’t, we’d just grab the data anyways. 😉

Unfortunately, said manifesto was wiped out last year.

In any case, enjoy the video and browse the source code to learn how to be a lean, mean screen scraping machine.