Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.
Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping
mechanize Stateful programmatic web browsing in Python, after Andy Lester's Perl module WWW::Mechanize.