Simplify Your Web Scraping with Scraper API. This library allows you to get up-and-running fast and provides impressive features.
Web Scraping can be challenging. While you can certainly leverage a module such as Axios and handle the details yourself, sometimes it is better to stand on the shoulders of giants.
Above we have the package.json needed in order to run our application. The only detail we need to concern ourselves with is the inclusion of the scraperapi-sdk NPM module in the dependencies section.
The Web Page to Be Scraped
Basic Scraper API Usage
Example # 1-A
Let’s break-down what is happening here:
- We set the scrapeUrl variable, which is the page to be scraped.
- We set the scrapeResponse variable, which will be the HTML returned when we scrape the page.
- We call the scraperapiClient.get() method, passing it the scrapeUrl variable (the page to be scraped).
- We use console.log to output the HTML returned from the scraped page (the scrapeResponse variable).
NOTE: See Example # 1-B below for a discussion of the HTML that is returned from the scraped page.
Example # 1-B
In Example # 1-B, we see the HTML that is returned from the scraped page. Ironically, there is not too much to discuss here: the HTML is 100% identical to the actual HTML that was in the web page. This demonstrates the simplicity and power of the Scraper API. In other words: you get exactly what you ask for: the HTML of the URL that you pass to Scraper API.
Example # 2-A
Example # 2-B
With Scraper API, you can implement web scraping in minutes. The process is simple and the features are well thought out. Whether your project is for research or commercial purposes, this product provides a robust and reliable way to fetch the source code of any web page.