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Developers describe import.io as "Extract data from the web". 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. On the other hand, Scrapy is detailed as "A fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python". 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.

import.io and Scrapy belong to "Web Scraping API" category of the tech stack.

Scrapy is an open source tool with 33.5K GitHub stars and 7.87K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Scrapy's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is 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.

    What is 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.

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