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Automating Your Browser and Desktop Apps


Automating Your Browser and Desktop Apps by Al Sweigart

This talk is an introduction to using the Requests, Beautiful Soup, Selenium, and PyAutoGUI modules in order to automatically grab data from the web or interact with desktop applications.

Attendees will learn:

How to download files and pages from the web How to use CSS selectors to find content in a web page How to control a web browser from Python using Selenium How to programmatically control the keyboard and mouse The content from this talk is derived from Al Sweigart's book, Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, which is freely available under a Creative Commons license at

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