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App/standalone alternatives to the web automation and testing tool Fake.app for macOS, Windows and Linux?

Looking for an up-to-date tool similar to the (once) fantastic Fake.app from Celestial Teapot that facilitates very flexible and dynamic GUI interaction functionality in a standalone application ...
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Is there a more reliable pure Java based library than HtmlUnit or ui4j for returning and manipulating JavaScript rendered web pages?

I need a headless browser, or similar, pure Java library like HtmlUnit that supports JavaScript to reliably render all web page content just as a manual browser would do. Although HtmlUnit claims to ...
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Saving several thousand urls as html

Im trying to download/scrape about 3000 urls and save them as html locally (I actually only need the contents of a certain div from each url but the whole html works to). No images,js,css etc. is ...
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API for Commodities Stock markets

I would like to have a clear picture about lithium investments all over the World. I like this website where I can see all companies related to lithium on the Australian Market. The website also ...
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Simple dynamic web cralwer to generate static HTML

We use a Java Spring application to show various linked documents (all reachable via links from a common starting point) generated by SPARQL queries. Because our applications live in a docker compose ...
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Best web scraper to download html

I want to download some html from a website, add it to a database and display it on my own website. Which webscraper and database would you use?
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Android library for background web interaction

I would like to find a way for an Android app to interact with a web site, completely in the background without rendering the page in any view, without use of the main thread. The idea is for the app ...
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Any Distributed Web crawling software out there?

I would like to do some web mining. The ideal crawling tools could be Spark and Scrapy but I can adapt. I found this interesting question on StackOverflow and in the comments there are already a few ...
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Amazon product advertising API alternative

Because my website is not online yet i could not use amazon products API in it, so I'm looking for an alternative that would let me do that. so can you recommend any good free alternative to Amazon ...
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How to bulk borrow and download borrowable-only books programmatically from the Internet Archive?

How to bulk borrow and download those borrowable-only books programmatically from the internet archive? And how can this be done? Is there an archive.org API for borrowing books?
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Software to archive/scrape an entire website built with modern techniques (lazy loading, AJAX, infinite scrolling etc.)?

There's plenty of recommendations for website crawler software which can archive entire websites. However in recent years the nature of web development has advanced to the point where old tools simply ...
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Python & PDF parsing: any modern, powerful, well-maintained open-source libraries out there?

I'm looking for well-maintained and well-documented powerful PDF parsing libraries for Python (mainly to extract and parse data from various types of PDFs with different/unpredictable structures, ...
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Web Scraping in Python

Do I need to learn advanced python programming skills in order for me to do web scraping using python? Or I should watch tutorials about web scraping and at the same time learning with python in it. I ...
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Great scraping tools/ data mining tools for bulk of websites, extracting few emails from each?

I have been looking for good open source tools / softwares that can read certain patterns and scrape a bulk of provided websites... My use case is like this: I have a list of ~900 company websites ...
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Software package for scraping/crawling that resists well to website changes

I am writing scrapers for around 100 websites using alltheplaces, built on Scrapy. My main problem is the sites keep changing. I am extracting data either from JSON files directly or by parsing them ...
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What Database type should I use for a scraped data comes from many websites?

I'm building a REST API using NodeJS storing a scraped data that comes from many websites ( the API I'm building is about selling - buying used cars ) There's a potential to scale in the future ...
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PDF website crawler

I need an open source system that can crawl websites to gather PDF documents and then index them.
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Is there a lighter alternative to puppeteer for simulated clicking?

I'm writing an application that navigates to a website, clicks a button on the website (which updates it) and then extracts information from the website. The application requires a headless browser, ...
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Competitors price tracking tool to automate price tracking for 100000 products?

I need to build a competitors prices tracking tool for 100,000 products from around 15 competitors? What would be the best way to do it? Please recommend?
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Recommendations for web scraping tools that require minimal installation

My work uses a custom database with addresses and other personal information. In my role I only have access to an html version. I frequently need to make letters based on this information, but ...
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Automation tool for getting information from various sites

I am searching for a software that I can use to get information from websites. I've seen some 'scraping' and 'RPA' tools that you can make rules based on CSS or XPaths. The thing is that there are ...
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wget alternative with headless browser (webscraper with rendered JS)?

Is there a recursive web crawler like wget except that it executes javascript (in a headless browser)? I just need to scrape some online documentation for a holiday, I don't want to write one myself (...
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please suggest me an API or suggestion to list facilities around an piece of land

I am building an android app for property listings for farmlands and vacant lands, it should include a feature to extract list of nearby facilities like, roads, highways, water-bodies, factories, ...
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internet data scraping tools

I'm a little distressed, for my job I need to get some info from a website, specifically http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/ , I need for every museum in America to get the name, address, phone number ...
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Scrape Facebook public event pages

I need to web scrape facebook for some data. I only need to visit 50 facebook pages every like 1 hour. I will be visting pages of events. I need to scrape the event name, the event time, and the ...
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Web scraping tool/software availabe for free?

I am looking for a free ready-to-use web scraping application. Any recommendations? Usage: Monitoring online product prices, vendors, top 20 online market places in Asia and comparing price ...
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How to scrape a dynamic webpage

I want to scrape webpages with dynamically loaded content. As a user browsing this webpage, I have to click on an HTML element before the content of interest is dynamically loaded into the page. I ...
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getting the sci-hub url using the file title/URL

I have a .txt file that contains a list of 854 articles urls and titles (from the different journals and onferences sites). I want to have the list of sci-hub urls of thesse files. is there possible? ...
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SalesForce and Excel - Chrome Extension the Best Solution?

I work with a sales team who frequently enter OPPs into SalesForce. Part of this process requires the sales rep to manually: Google customer City+State to find Zip Codes Use an in-house spreadsheet ...
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Parse SEC Edgar on Pyhthon

I would like to scrape tables from the SEC such as this one. However, there is some JavaScript involved, and I don't know how to access specific tables, such as CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS. Is there ...
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Web Scraping for Coding Schools

Is there a fast and efficient way to create some web crawler or scraper to search for coding schools, their contact info, and location and put put them into an excel document or Google Sheet?
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Price comparison/history webscraping, processing, and then more scraping and processing

What I'm basically trying to do is create an automated way to compare a CSV/JSON file with keywords to sold listings on eBay. The overall flow would be something like this: Scrape data from a ...
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Web crawler that lets you specify depth of linked domains

I want to download every file (via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, HTML, PHP as delivered, JS, CSS, linked PDF, images) from a domain, its subdomains, every domain linked from the previously mentioned pages and ...
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Foolproof way to scrape articles

I'm looking for a very, very simple way to scrape all articles released on several websites based on these criteria: I can't code, so it really has to be very straightforward (i.e. no Python or so) ...
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Automate the download of the MP3 version of a show from a subscription-based RSS

I subscribe to a news site that frequently publish a page with a show in an enbeded video (the show) and a link to the MP3 of the show. The page is available to anyone but you need a valid ...
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Scraping information from email to workflow

I have an email delivered to a specific inbox which contains a number of fields I need to scrape. The fields will be subsequently fed into a workflow system. For example: From: example@other.com To:...
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Download Image from Keywords

I have around 50000 sentences, I want relevant images closely or partially related to those sentences. Before google image search APIv1 was best suited for my need as now it is deprecated need to find ...
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Mirroring a website like I see it after running JavaScript

My employer has created this wix website he wants me to replicate it from A to Z, I have done what I could, but some parts are still missing. He created the website and wants to move it to his server. ...
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Fast tool to mirror a website

I'm interested in downloading the entire contents of a website (mirroring). It took wget 8 hours to mirror a 3 GB website. I have also tried HTTrack, but the performance was the same. I've also ...
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Web scraping tool to scrape a dynamic page based on current day

I need to scrape a theatre webpage to know whether the bookings for next week has been opened. I am planning to write a scraper if the page has the required HTML element for the next Friday based on ...
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HTML link harvester

Can anyone suggest a program that can go through a list of URLs and scrape the URLs for a specific link? I have roughly about 1000 links that I want to find if it has a specified page which ideally ...
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A web scraper that recursively grabs all links on a page

I need to obtain all the links present in a group of web pages. Most of these pages are part of four websites, but some of these sites are not domain.com but rather domain.com/~site. Some of these ...
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Downloading all PDFs corresponding to a list of references

I am looking for a program, browser extension or website is that can download all PDFs corresponding to a list of references. Example: Given the input: Paoloni JA, Appleyard RC, Nelson J, ...
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Software to download all images from an entire website

I'm looking for software that will recursively crawl a website to download all of the images from the entire website. (Not just from a single webpage.) To illustrate: If the site is www.example.com ...
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Tool to extract text from multiple URLs and place in a file

I am in a situation where I have to analyze text data. I have URLs of numerous websites from where I need to rip text and place it in a file for further analysis. I tried few crawlers but they are ...
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Application or suite to compare site after updates

I am looking for a way to automatically scan our site for changes after we launch an update to our site. Of course, we have a service that scans for 404s, 500s, etc. But there are two problems we are ...
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Gratis data scraping tool to replace Import.io

I need to be able to scrape data from multiple websites regularly. Some coding is OK, but due to heavily constrained time the fewer things I have to learn like XPath, the better. I used to use Import....
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Check if HTML pages contain structured data, and output which syntax/vocabulary they use

I have a list of HTTP URLs and I want to know if the corresponding HTML pages contain structured data markup, and if yes, which syntaxes and which vocabularies they use. The tool can be anything: a ...
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Software to search for Youtube videos, given a search pattern

I wonder if exists a software that, given a search pattern like for example a song title, it can search for youtube videos and return the video urls of the search results. The application should ...
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Tool to extract text from HTML

Having a website, I'd like to extract content from it. So far I've been using Regex in Notepad++, but we all know we should not use Regex to parse HTML due to a redesign of the website, getting the ...
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