Welcome to Scrapy Tips from the Pros! Every month we release a few tricks and hacks to help speed up your web scraping and data extraction activities. As the lead Scrapy maintainers, we have run into every obstacle you can imagine so don’t worry, you’re in great hands. Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook with suggestions for future topics.
Scrapy is at the heart of Scrapinghub. We use this framework extensively and have accumulated a wide range of shortcuts to get around common problems. We’re launching a series to share these Scrapy tips with you so that you can get the most out of your daily workflow. Each post will feature two to three tips, so stay tuned.
Meet Tomás Rinke. He is the CTO and Co-Founder of RINAR Solutions, a startup that provides data consulting services to inform decision making. He is an avid Scrapy user and a Scrapinghub development partner. As an off-shoot of RINAR Solutions, he developed DataJudicial, an app that provides information on the legal sector.
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