Aggregating data with Portia

Conclusions

Portia helps users quickly and comfortably harvest chunks of data from third-party sites. Thanks to the JSON format, you can aggregate and use the returned data in your own applications. With the help of cron jobs, you can also replace missing RSS feeds, but it takes a number of clicks to tag the information in a table. Of course, Portia does entice you to pilfer information from third-party websites, but for responsible users, Portia is a practical tool that can save many hours of code analysis.

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