dryscrape Alternatives

    dryscrape is described as 'A lightweight Python library that uses Webkit to enable easy scraping of dynamic, Javascript-heavy web pages'. There are six alternatives to dryscrape for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Selenium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like dryscrape are CasperJS (Free, Open Source), SlimerJS (Free, Open Source), Screenster (Freemium) and PhearJS (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 29, 2017

    1. Selenium is a suite of tools specifically for testing web applications. Selenium IDE is a Firefox add-on that records clicks, typing, and other actions to make a test, which you can play back in the browser.
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      Selenium is very slow, and does everything a web browser does (even if not necessary for scraping)
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    2. CasperJS is an open source navigation scripting & testing utility written in Javascript for the PhantomJS WebKit headless browser and SlimerJS (Gecko).

      Discontinued

      Based off phantomjs which no longer under development

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    3. SlimerJS is a scriptable browser. It allows you to manipulate a web page with a Javascript script: opening a webpage, clicking on links, modifying the content... It is useful to do functional tests, page automaton, network monitoring, screen capture etc.
    4. 10x faster UI testing without a line of code. Screenster is a web-based platform that records a visual baseline of the application screens and then automatically detects changes.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PhearJS renders dynamic webpages using PhantomJS: fetch a page, render it and return a pretty JSON object. PhearJS is offered as a hosted API as well as an open source solution that you can host yourself.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      DalekJS is an open source UI testing tool.
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