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Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers by Michael Schrenk

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Part II. PROJECTS

This section expands on the concepts you learned in the previous section with simple yet demonstrative projects. Any of these projects, with further development, could be transformed from a simple webbot concept into a potentially marketable product.

Chapter 7

The first project describes webbots that collect and analyze online prices from a mock store that exists on this book's website. The prices change periodically, creating an opportunity for your webbots to analyze and make purchase decisions based on the price of items.

Since this example store is solely for your experimentation, you'll gain confidence in testing your webbot on web pages that serve no commercial purpose and haven't changed since this book's publication. This ...

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