Using Puppeteer to Automate Chrome with Netlify Serverless Functions

Learn how to use Puppeteer to automate headless Chrome inside of a serverless function. We'll use Netlify to create a new API endpoint where we'll automate scraping a page's metadata and interactive search results.

🧐 What's Inside
00:00 - Intro to automating Chrome with Puppeteer and Netlify functions
00:10 - Tools we'll use and what to expect
01:00 - Starting a new node project from scratch
02:20 - Installing the Netlify CLI and logging in
03:53 - Creating a new serverless function with Netlify
05:32 - Installing Puppeteer and Chrome dependencies
06:50 - Configuring and launching a new browser locally with Puppeteer and Chrome
10:11 - Scraping a page's title and description from Chrome with Puppeteer
11:50 - Making a clientside search and scraping the results with Puppeteer
13:36 - Deploying serverless functions with Netlify CLI
15:43 - Outro

💾 Code
https://github.com/colbyfayock/my-puppeteer-function 

🗒️ Read More
https://spacejelly.dev/posts/how-to-use-puppeteer-to-automate-chrome-in-an-api-with-netlify-serverless-functions/ 

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Using Puppeteer to Automate Chrome with Netlify Serverless Functions

Using Puppeteer to Automate Chrome with Netlify Serverless Functions

Learn how to use Puppeteer to automate headless Chrome inside of a serverless function. We'll use Netlify to create a new API endpoint where we'll automate scraping a page's metadata and interactive search results.

🧐 What's Inside
00:00 - Intro to automating Chrome with Puppeteer and Netlify functions
00:10 - Tools we'll use and what to expect
01:00 - Starting a new node project from scratch
02:20 - Installing the Netlify CLI and logging in
03:53 - Creating a new serverless function with Netlify
05:32 - Installing Puppeteer and Chrome dependencies
06:50 - Configuring and launching a new browser locally with Puppeteer and Chrome
10:11 - Scraping a page's title and description from Chrome with Puppeteer
11:50 - Making a clientside search and scraping the results with Puppeteer
13:36 - Deploying serverless functions with Netlify CLI
15:43 - Outro

💾 Code
https://github.com/colbyfayock/my-puppeteer-function 

🗒️ Read More
https://spacejelly.dev/posts/how-to-use-puppeteer-to-automate-chrome-in-an-api-with-netlify-serverless-functions/ 

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How To Get Page Views From Google Analytics via a Netlify Serverless function

After getting my blog up and running I recently decided to add Google Analytics to it, to understand what content people were most interested in. At first this was amazing as I could see which blog posts were getting the most traction, but after a while it became a bit of a pain to log into

my Google Analytics dashboard when all I wanted was to quickly see the

page view count of a blog post.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just go to my site and see the page view count displayed on each blog post? It most certainly would, and so that’s what I set out to build. Since Google Analytics has a powerful API, all I really needed to do was call that API and retrieve my information, but ideally I wouldn’t want to be making that call directly from this blog as that would mean exposing my API key and any other sensitive information to anyone who knows hows how to press F12.

TL;DR Here is the GitHub repository for the serverless function that I wrote for retrieving Google Analytics page views.

Since this blog is setup to be completely free (aside from the domain name), leveraging Netlify for the hosting, Cloudinary for images and Ghost

for the content management system, I definitely wouldn’t want to pay

for running a back-end (especially one that was simply fetching stats

from Google Analytics). And that’s where Netlify functions come in.

Netlify has a very generous free plan that allows 125k function

executions and 100 hours execution time, a quota that this blog would

never reach within 1 month, and this seemed like a perfect fit for what I

needed.

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PANDAS: Most Used Functions in Data Science

Most useful functions for data preprocessing

When you get introduced to machine learning, the first step is to learn Python and the basic step of learning Python is to learn pandas library. We can install pandas library by pip install pandas. After installing we have to import pandas each time of the running session. The data used for example is from the UCI repository “https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/Heart+failure+clinical+records

  1. Read Data

2. Head and Tail

3. Shape, Size and Info

4. isna

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Netlify Serverless Functions with Netlify Dev

It’s never been easier to create Serverless Functions. With Netlify, you can create and deploy Serverless Functions in minutes! In this video, I’ll show you how to run your Netlify Serverless Functions locally using the Netlify CLI and Netlify Dev command.

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