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Pomp is a screen scraping and web crawling framework. Pomp is inspired by and similar to Scrapy, but has a simpler implementation that lacks the hard Twisted dependency.


  • Pure python
  • Only one dependency for Python 2.x - concurrent.futures (backport of package for Python 2.x)
  • Supports one file applications; Pomps doesn’t force a specific project layout or other restrictions.
  • Pomp is a meta framework like Paste: you may use it to create your own scraping framework.
  • Extensible networking: you may use any sync or async method.
  • No parsing libraries in the core; use you preferred approach.
  • Pomp instances may be distributed and are designed to work with an external queue.

Pomp makes no attempt to accomodate:

  • redirects
  • proxies
  • caching
  • database integration
  • cookies
  • authentication
  • etc.

If you want proxies, redirects, or similar, you may use the excellent requests library as the Pomp downloader.

Pomp examples

Pomp docs

Pomp is written and maintained by Evgeniy Tatarkin and is licensed under the BSD license.

User’s Guide

This part of the documentation will show you how to get started in using Pomp.

API Reference

If you are looking for information on a specific function, class or method, this part of the documentation is for you.