In 2006, British mathematician and Tesco marketing mastermind Clive Humby shouted from the rooftops, “Data is the new oil”. And today we can see data has become a powerful weapon that can influence the direction of the world. It can decide the next action that needs to be taken in a business, increase goods selling by providing the product related to the customer’s taste, create good Artificial Intelligence to minimize human work, etc.
In this article, we will study how to get data from an existing website, this action is usually called web scraping. For this one, we will use Tokopedia, an Indonesian E-Commerce, as a study case.