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Headless browser that executes JavaScript for people crawling websites
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What is Splash?

It is a headless browser that executes JavaScript for people crawling websites. It is open source and fully integrated with Scrapy and Portia. You can also use its API to integrate with any project that needs to render JavaScript pages.
Splash is a tool in the Headless Browsers category of a tech stack.
Splash is an open source tool with 3.9K GitHub stars and 509 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Splash's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Splash?


24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Splash.

Splash Integrations

JavaScript, Python, Ubuntu, Linux, and Mac OS X are some of the popular tools that integrate with Splash. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Splash.

Splash's Features

  • Executes and renders JavaScript to scrape dynamic content
  • Its HTTP API receives URLs and responses with HTML contents

Splash Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Splash?
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.
Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included.
Its aproprietary software for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.
It is a pure-JavaScript implementation of many web standards, notably the WHATWG DOM and HTML Standards, for use with Node.js. In general, the goal of the project is to emulate enough of a subset of a web browser to be useful for testing and scraping real-world web applications.
PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. It is used by hundreds of developers and dozens of organizations for web-related development workflow.
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