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BeautifulSoup

A Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files
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What is BeautifulSoup?

It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.
BeautifulSoup is a tool in the Web Scraping API category of a tech stack.

Who uses BeautifulSoup?

Companies
7 companies reportedly use BeautifulSoup in their tech stacks, including Kinderboerderij het Gouden Gansje, mediabox-lv, and Ukuli Data.

Developers
56 developers on StackShare have stated that they use BeautifulSoup.

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Pros of BeautifulSoup
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Parsed html even when poorly formed
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It just works
Decisions about BeautifulSoup

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose BeautifulSoup in their tech stack.

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BeautifulSoup Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to BeautifulSoup?
Scrapy
It is the most popular web scraping framework in Python. An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites. In a fast, simple, yet extensible way.
Selenium
Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
import.io
import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.
ParseHub
Web Scraping and Data Extraction ParseHub is a free and powerful web scraping tool. With our advanced web scraper, extracting data is as easy as clicking on the data you need. ParseHub lets you turn any website into a spreadsheet or API w
Octoparse
It is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into structured data sets, no coding necessary. Extracted data can be exported as API, CSV, Excel or exported into a database.
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