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Splash

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 2.6K GitHub stars and 362 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Splash's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Splash?

Companies

Developers

Splash Integrations

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

Why developers like Splash?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Splash
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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?
PhantomJS
PhantomJS (www.phantomjs.org) is a headless WebKit scriptable with JavaScript. It is used by hundreds of developers and dozens of organizations for web-related development workflow.
Puppeteer
Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
CasperJS
CasperJS is a browser navigation scripting & testing utility written in Javascript for PhantomJS or SlimerJS.
Chromeless
Chrome automation made simple. Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda.
Serverless Chrome
The aim of this project is to provide the scaffolding for using Headless Chrome during a serverless function invocation. Serverless Chrome takes care of building and bundling the Chrome binaries and making sure Chrome is running when your serverless function executes. In addition, this project also provides a few "example" handlers for common patterns (e.g. taking a screenshot of a page, printing to PDF, some scraping, etc.)
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