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Scrapely: The Brains Behind Portia Spiders

Note: Portia is no longer available for new users. It has been disabled for all the new organisations from August 20, 2018 onward.

Unlike Portia labiata, the hunting spider that feeds on other spiders, our Portia feeds on data. Considered the Einstein in the spider world, we modeled our own creation after the intelligence and visual abilities of its arachnid namesake.

Introducing Portia2Code: Portia Projects into Scrapy Spiders

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We’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest tool, Portia2Code!

Introducing Javascript support for Portia

Note: Portia is no longer available for new users. It has been disabled for all the new organisations from August 20, 2018 onward.

Today we released the latest version of Portia bringing with it the ability to crawl pages that require JavaScript. To celebrate this release we are making Splash available as a free trial to all Portia users so you can try it out with your projects.

The Road to Loading JavaScript in Portia

Note: Portia is no longer available for new users. It has been disabled for all the new organisations from August 20, 2018 onward.

Support for JavaScript has been a much requested feature ever since Portia’s first release 2 years ago. The wait is nearly over and we are happy to inform you that we will be launching these changes in the very near future. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try it...