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How to Build a Scraper with Python and Scrapy

Scrapy is an open-source Python framework designed for web scraping at scale. It gives us all the tools needed to extract, process, and store data from any website.

The beauty of this framework is how easy it is to build custom spiders at scale and collect specific elements using CSS or XPath selectors, manage files (JSON, CSV, etc.), and maintain our projects. If you’ve ever wanted to build a web scraper but wondered how to get started with Scrapy, you’re in the right place.

In this Scrapy tutorial, you’ll learn how to:

Install Scrapy on your machine
Create a new project
Use Scrapy Shell to test selectors
Build a custom spider
Extracting specific bits of data
Import your scraped data to a JSON or a CSV file

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awesome article, also you can find related article How to Scrape Shopify Store Data with Python

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