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ScrapingBee, an API for web scraping

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The web is becoming increasingly difficult to scrape. There are more and more websites using single page application frameworks like Vue.js / Angular.js / React.js and you need to use headless browsers to extract data from those websites.

Using headless Chrome on your local computer is easy. But scaling to dozens of Chrome instances in production is a difficult task. There are many problems, you need powerful servers with plenty of ram, you’ll get into random crashes, zombie processes …

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Meet Phantombuster – awesome tool for creating own APIs and extend audience via social networks

As you know, huge social networks are very useful instruments to improve business, especially IT-business. Developers, designers, CEO, HR- and Product-managers share some useful information, looking for useful acquaintances, business partners and co-workers. But how does one automatize the process of searching and attracting new people to your resource? With Phantombuster it’s not a problem at all. In our today’s article we will consider how to use the Phantombuster APIs in different areas.

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Phantombuster API list

I’ve categorized the Phantombuster’s scraping APIs for my sake. Yet it might be a good reference point to others too.

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New Death By Captcha Node JS and iMacros API examples

The deathbycaptcha.com service, one of the oldest and most consistent services in the captcha solving market, has recently added new Node JS API instructions and examples to solve ReCaptcha v2 challenges. Click the link to check the API details!