Web Scraping Software

Reviews, Tests, Tutorials, Ratings and Comparisons of Web Scraping Programs and Services

Visual Web Ripper: Using External Input Data Sources

Visual Web Ripper: Using External Input Data SourcesSometimes it is necessary to use external data sources to provide parameters for the scraping process. For example, you have a database with a bunch of ASINs and you need to scrape all product information for each one of them. As far as Visual Web Ripper is concerned, an input data source can be used to provide a list of input values to a data extraction project. more…

TEST DRIVE: CAPTCHA

The new Scraper Test Drive stage is on, called CAPTCHA. What can the scrapers perform to get through the “robot fighters”? The off-the-shelf scrapers are not designed for CAPTCHA solving by default. Furthermore, some stated that “bypassing Captchas was compatible with Internet good ethics”. I agree with this, but for the full Scraper Test Drive taste, we still want to try out the scrapers. more…

Debuggex Review: get your Regex to play visual

Debuggex is an online Regex testing tool that allows visualization of Regex match algorithms. The visualization feature is good both for the learners who do some Regex exploration and for the experienced users who might want to track the Regex match forward or back. It is also useful for an instant Regex pattern match by highlighting, thus eliminating the need for pressing any buttons to run Regex patterns. This tool is one of a dozen online Regex testers. more…

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