May 5th, 2020
Kimura Framework Vs. Proxies API

The world of web scraping is varied and complex, and Proxies API sits at one of the most crucial junctions. They are allowing web scrapers/crawlers to bypass IP blocks by using a single API endpoint to access our 20 million-plus high-speed proxies on rotation.


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One of the questions we get frequently is how we are different from services like OctoParse or Diffbot. Many times it is like comparing Apples and Oranges. Still, when we send this comparison table to our customer's developer team, their CXO, their marketing, or SEO team, they typically get it quite quickly if we are a convenient service or not.

So here is how we are different from Kimura Framework.

A brilliantly simple Ruby-based framework that can render javascript and comes out of the box with headless chromium and Firefox.

Here is how simple it is to work with infinite scroll web pages

# infinite_scroll_spider.rb
require 'kimurai'

class InfiniteScrollSpider < Kimurai::Base
  @name = "infinite_scroll_spider"
  @engine = :selenium_chrome
  @start_urls = [""]

  def parse(response, url:, data: {})
    posts_headers_path = "//article/h2"
    count = response.xpath(posts_headers_path).count

    loop do
      browser.execute_script("window.scrollBy(0,10000)") ; sleep 2
      response = browser.current_response

      new_count = response.xpath(posts_headers_path).count
      if count == new_count "> Pagination is done" and break
        count = new_count "> Continue scrolling, current count is #{count}..."

    posts_headers = response.xpath(posts_headers_path).map(&:text) "> All posts from page: #{posts_headers.join('; ')}"



Kimura Framework vs. Proxies API

AspectProxies APIKimura Framework
Who is it for?DevelopersDevelopers
Cost1000 free CallsStarts at $49 pmOpen Source
API accessYesyes
Size of projectenterprisemediumsmallenterprisemediumsmall
Easy to setupsingle api call for everythingmanual setup
Rotating ProxiesYesno
Single API?Yesno
Desktop Appnono
Visual Scrapingnono

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