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What is currently the best technology stack for web scraping?

My answer to What is currently the best technology stack for web scraping? on Quora

PhantomJS combined with CasperJS is pretty fantastic—it runs a full, headless copy of a Webkit browser so it can operate against a real DOM, execute JavaScript properly, even grab full rendered screenshots of areas of the page but is still easy to automate.

This is What is currently the best technology stack for web scraping? by Simon Willison, posted on 10th December 2013.

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