What are some PhantomJS alternatives for automating browsers?
Today, Phantomjs is superseded by a new set of tools that are more reliable, faster and easier to work with:
Selenium was initially designed for website testing but it quickly became used in web scraping as well. It's the most mature library in this area meaning it has huge community though a bit more dated user experience.
Note that modern browser automation tools use CDP to communicate with the browser. Because of this, today there are many different tools like PhantomJS.
In this article, we'll explore the use of API clients for web scraping. We'll start by explaining how to locate hidden API requests on websites. Then, we'll explore importing, manipulating, and exporting them using Postman to develop efficient API-based web scrapers.
In this tutorial, we'll take a deep dive into lxml, a powerful Python library that allows for parsing HTML and XML effectively. We'll start by explaining what lxml is, how to install it and using lxml for parsing HTML and XML files. Finally, we'll go over a practical web scraping with lxml.
Learn how to prevent TLS fingerprinting by impersonating normal web browser configurations. We'll start by explaining what the Curl Impersonate is, how it works, how to install and use it. Finally, we'll explore using it with Python to avoid web scraping blocking.