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Introduction to the Apify platform

Learn all about the Apify platform, all of the tools it offers, and how it can improve your overall development experience.

The Apify platform was built to serve large-scale and high-performance web scraping and automation needs. It provides easy access to compute instances (Actors), convenient request and result storages, proxies, scheduling, webhooks and more - all accessible through the Console web interface, Apify's API, or our JavaScript and Python API clients.

Category outline

In this category, you'll learn how to become an Apify platform developer from the ground up. From creating your first account, to developing Actors, this is your one-stop-shop for understanding how the platform works, and how to work with it.

First up

We'll start off this category light, by showing you how to create an Apify account and get everything ready for development with the platform. Let's go!