Web Scraping? The Differences Between Browser Automation Tools
Complex scraping operations can be managed by using automation tools to greatly increase your success rate.
What is a headless browser?
A headless browser is a browser without a user-interface which is used for automated control of a site. Using a headless browser correctly can make your requests look more like a real user and easily increase your success rate.
Which automation tool should I work with?
This depends greatly on your technical skills and the website you are targeting.
Puppeteer was developed by Google and is easy to install with one command. It only supports Chromium headless browser, is written in node, and does not support cross-browser automation.
Web automation can be achieved using a variety of tools based on your needs and skills. However, the most important aspect for successful scraping is the proxy network you are using. Bright Data is the world’s largest residential proxy network and was built with your scraping operations in mind. Contact one of Bright Data’s scraping experts today.