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Migrate your Kimono Projects to Portia

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

Heads up, Kimono Labs users!

Portia: The Open Source Alternative to Kimono Labs

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

Python 3 is Coming to Scrapy

Scrapy Tips from the Pros: Part 1

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.

XPath Tips from the Web Scraping Trenches

In the context of web scraping, XPath is a nice tool to have in your belt, as it allows you to write specifications of document locations more flexibly than CSS selectors. In case you're looking for a tutorial, here is a XPath tutorial with nice examples.