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A Powerful Spider System in Python

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A Powerful Spider(Web Crawler) System in Python. **[TRY IT NOW!][Demo]**

- Write script in python with powerful API
- Python 2&3
- Powerful WebUI with script editor, task monitor, project manager and result viewer
- Javascript pages supported!
- MySQL, MongoDB, SQLite as database backend
- Task priority, retry, periodical, recrawl by age and more
- Distributed architecture

Documentation: [](

Sample Code

from libs.base_handler import *

class Handler(BaseHandler):
this is a sample handler
@every(minutes=24*60, seconds=0)
def on_start(self):
self.crawl('', callback=self.index_page)

def index_page(self, response):
for each in response.doc('a[href^="http://"]').items():
self.crawl(each.attr.href, callback=self.detail_page)

def detail_page(self, response):
return {
"url": response.url,
"title": response.doc('title').text(),

[![Demo][Demo Img]][Demo]


* python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4
* `pip install --allow-all-external -r requirements.txt`
* `./` , visit [http://localhost:5000/](http://localhost:5000/)

if you are using ubuntu, try:
apt-get install python python-dev python-distribute python-pip libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-lxml


* Use It
* Open [Issue], send PR
* [User Group]


### v0.3.0 (current)

- [x] as a package
- [x] parameters
- [x] sortable projects list #12
- [x] Postgresql Supported via SQLAlchemy (with the power of SQLAlchemy, pyspider also support Oracle, SQL Server, etc)
- [x] benchmarking
- [x] python3 support
- [ ] documents
- [ ] pypi release version

### v0.4.0

- [ ] a visual scraping interface like [portia](

### more

- [ ] local mode, loading scripts from file.
- [ ] edit script with local vim via [WebDAV](
- [ ] in-browser debugger like [Werkzeug](

### ???
- [ ] works as a framework (all components running in one process, no threads)
- [ ] shell mode like `scrapy shell`

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

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