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API for Scrapy spiders

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ScrappyServer
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ScrappyServer provides a wrapper around your scrapy ``Spider`` object to run them through a flask app. All you have to do is customize ``SPIDER_SETTINGS`` in the settings file.


Installation
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You can install **Arachne** from pip

pip install Arachne


Sample settings
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This is sample settings file for spiders in your project. The settings file should be called **settings.py** for **Arachne** to find it and looks like this::

# settings.py file
SPIDER_SETTINGS = [
{
'endpoint': 'dmoz',
'location': 'spiders.DmozSpider',
'spider': 'DmozSpider'
}
]

Usage
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It looks very similar to a flask app but since **Scrapy** depends on the python **twisted** package, we need to run our flask app with **twisted**::

from twisted.web.wsgi import WSGIResource
from twisted.web.server import Site
from twisted.internet import reactor
from arachne import ScrappyServer

app = Arachne(__name__)

resource = WSGIResource(reactor, reactor.getThreadPool(), app)
site = Site(resource)
reactor.listenTCP(8080, site)

if __name__ == '__main__':
reactor.run()

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