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BeautifulSoup vs ParseHub: What are the differences?

Developers describe BeautifulSoup as "A Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files". 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. On the other hand, ParseHub is detailed as "Turn dynamic websites into APIs". You can extract data from anywhere. ParseHub works with single-page apps, multi-page apps and just about any other modern web technology. ParseHub can handle Javascript, AJAX, cookies, sessions and redirects. You can easily fill in forms, loop through dropdowns, login to websites, click on interactive maps and even deal with infinite scrolling.

BeautifulSoup and ParseHub can be categorized as "Web Scraping API" tools.

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Pros of BeautifulSoup
Pros of ParseHub
  • 3
    Parsed html even when poorly formed
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    It just works
  • 6
    Great support
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Complex websites
  • 3
    Native Desktop App

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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.

What is 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

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    What are some alternatives to BeautifulSoup and ParseHub?
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    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.
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    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.
    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.
    Portia
    Portia is an open source tool that lets you get data from websites. It facilitates and automates the process of data extraction. This visual web scraper works straight from your browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
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