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Re: Web scraping toolkit?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 26, 2012 at 15:44 UTC ( #950139=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Web scraping toolkit?

Does anyone have any recommendations wrt. good web scraping toolkits?

IMHO it doesn't get better than that :)

Ok, maybe Web::Magic

but I say, if you've got 50 programs for 50 sites, you should be building on that experience to write your own Mechanize subclass (or more) to minimaze the boilerplate

FWIW, I embrace the boilerplate

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Re^2: Web scraping toolkit?
by mzedeler (Pilgrim) on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:38 UTC
    Thanks for the suggestion. I've started working with some reusable components that can handle repeated tasks and it's definately part of the solution.

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