Day 23

So working on my scraping project. It’s hurting my head. Scraping is no fun to figure out. What I’m stuck on right now is iterating. When I have some time tomorrow I’m going to work on completely understanding iterating when scraping. Here’s what I’m looking at currently:

<div class="social-icon-container">
  <a href=""><img class="social-icon" src="../assets/img/twitter-icon.png"></a>
  <a href=""><img class="social-icon" src="../assets/img/linkedin-icon.png"></a>
  <a href=""><img class="social-icon" src="../assets/img/github-icon.png"></a>
  <a href=""><img class="social-icon" src="../assets/img/rss-icon.png"></a>

Then I’m doing (among other things above it):

social = doc.css(".social-icon-container a")
social.each do |link|

I’m struggling to understand what |link| is inside the loop. I’m thinking it’s each instance of a because there are 4 of those and I’m setting social equal to the a. However, I’m not sure. I know when I call doc.css(".social-icon-container a") in pry I end up with Nokogiri’s version of everything inside the div. I’m sure I’ll crush it tomorrow. I know my logic of looping over each a and using an if or even case to check if the img src= is == to one of the social networks, then setting the href value to equal a variable I’ll use later is the way to go and solid.

Time spent today: 2:08
Time spent total: 103:32
Lessons completed today: 0
Lessons completed total: 284