Michael Schrenk uses webbots and data-driven web applications to create competitive advantages for businesses. He has written for Computerworld and Web Techniques magazines and has taught courses on Web usability and Internet marketing. He has also given presentations on intelligent Web agents and online corporate intelligence at the DEFCON hacker's convention.
"There are certainly many ways that a web developer can learn to code webbots and spiders, but one would be hard pressed to find a better starting point than reading Schrenk's second edition. The text and its associated code library lay an excellent foundation from which almost no webbot project is out of reach. And given the trends described above, there are good reasons to start learning bot development now."
--Armando Roggio, Ecommerce Developer