Developed by Pablo Hoffman and Shane Evans, Scrapy is an open source python framework built specifically for web data extraction. With Scrapy spiders you are able to download HTML, parse and process the data and save it in either CSV, JSON or XML file formats.
In our first video we showed you how to extract data from a webpage using Scrapy Shell. Now it's time to automate data extraction by building a Scrapy spider to visit the same page to fetch the current code from there.
After watching this, you will know:
If you haven't yet, we recommend to watch part I of our tutorials first.