Comments on: ‘Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing’ https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2011/05/documentation-is-like-sex-when-it-is-good-it-is-very-very-good-and-when-it-is-bad-it-is-better-than-nothing/ Extract tables from PDFs and scrape the web Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:12:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Larry Czaplyski https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2011/05/documentation-is-like-sex-when-it-is-good-it-is-very-very-good-and-when-it-is-bad-it-is-better-than-nothing/#comment-636 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:15:12 +0000 http://blog.scraperwiki.com/?p=758214818#comment-636 I disagree. When documentation is bad it isn’t better than nothing. It is worse than nothing (if that’s possible), because thr user is stuck and now has no place to go.

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By: Scraping guides: Values, separated by commas | ScraperWiki Data Blog https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2011/05/documentation-is-like-sex-when-it-is-good-it-is-very-very-good-and-when-it-is-bad-it-is-better-than-nothing/#comment-635 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:50:40 +0000 http://blog.scraperwiki.com/?p=758214818#comment-635 […] we revamped our documentation¬†a while ago, we promised guides to specific scraper libraries, such as lxml, Nokogiri and so […]

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By: Francis Irving https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2011/05/documentation-is-like-sex-when-it-is-good-it-is-very-very-good-and-when-it-is-bad-it-is-better-than-nothing/#comment-634 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:29:26 +0000 http://blog.scraperwiki.com/?p=758214818#comment-634 Thanks MIchi, and wilco!

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By: Michi https://blog.scraperwiki.com/2011/05/documentation-is-like-sex-when-it-is-good-it-is-very-very-good-and-when-it-is-bad-it-is-better-than-nothing/#comment-633 Wed, 25 May 2011 22:51:19 +0000 http://blog.scraperwiki.com/?p=758214818#comment-633 You should really document how one accesses the query string that is given to a view. It took me ages to find out that it is in an environment variable (in Ruby). So, for the record:

query_string = ENV[“QUERY_STRING”]

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