What is Cheerio?

Cheerio is an implementation of jQuery designed specifically for servers

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Written by David Barton
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Cheerio is an open-source library for jQuery Because it isn't a browser, Cheerio is very efficient and doesn't produce any visual rendering, apply CSS, load external resources, or execute any JavaScript. Cheerio is especially designed for working with servers.

Cheerio is very suited to web scraping. Because it can parse almost any HTML or XML page, it can find elements on web pages and analyze the structure. This means that you can identify and extract anything on the page.

Apify provides a free, readymade Cheerio Scraper that you can use to extract data. You can also read our tutorial on scraping with Cheerio Scraper.

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