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Last pushed: a year ago
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Scala crawler(spider) framework, inspired by scrapy
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scrala is a web crawling framework for scala, which is inspired by scrapy.


From Docker

gaocegege/scrala in dockerhub

Create a Dockerfile in your project.

FROM gaocegege/scrala:latest

// COPY the build.sbt and the src to the container

Run a single command in docker

docker run -v <your src>:/app/src -v <your ivy2 directory>:/root/.ivy2  gaocegege/scrala

From SBT

Step 1. Add it in your build.sbt at the end of resolvers:

resolvers += "jitpack" at ""

Step 2. Add the dependency

libraryDependencies += "com.github.gaocegege" % "scrala" % "0.1.5"

From Source Code

git clone
cd ./scrala
sbt assembly

You will get the jar in ./target/scala-<version>/.


import com.gaocegege.scrala.core.spider.impl.DefaultSpider
import com.gaocegege.scrala.core.common.response.Response
import com.gaocegege.scrala.core.common.response.impl.HttpResponse
import com.gaocegege.scrala.core.common.response.impl.HttpResponse

class TestSpider extends DefaultSpider {
  def startUrl = List[String]("")

  def parse(response: HttpResponse): Unit = {
    val links = (response getContentParser) select ("a")
    for (i <- 0 to links.size() - 1) {
      request(((links get (i)) attr ("href")), printIt)

  def printIt(response: HttpResponse): Unit = {
    println((response getContentParser) title)

object Main {
  def main(args: Array[String]) {
    val test = new TestSpider
    test begin

Just like the scrapy, what you need to do is define a startUrl to tell me where to start, and override parse(...) to parse the response of the startUrl. And request(...) function is like yield scrapy.Request(...) in scrapy.

You can get the example project in the ./example/

For Developer

scrala is under active development, feel free to contribute documentation, test cases, pull requests, issues, and anything you want. I'm a newcomer to scala so the code is hard to read. I'm glad to see someone familiar with scala coding standards could do some code reviews for the repo :)

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