Kevin Hemenway, coauthor of Mac OS X Hacks, is better known as Morbus Iff, the creator of disobey.com, which bills itself as "content for the discontented." Publisher and developer of more home cooking than you could ever imagine, he'd love to give you a Fry Pan of Intellect upside the head. Politely, of course. And with love.
Tara Calishain is the creator of the site, ResearchBuzz. She is an expert on Internet search engines and how they can be used effectively in business situations.
Overall is good, the author shows you how to setup your spidering tools -- Perl modules.
If you pick one of these books up, from this series, and learn just one thing, or something that saves you some time, it is well worth it.
Given that I found it both useful and inspiring the complaints above may be a little like nitpicking.
This book was published in October 2003. It is now late in 2010. It is a great book, but can it really be 5 stars after 7 years? Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by K. Cuddeback
This book is rich in techniques for creating scripts to automatically gather information particles from web pages. Read morePublished on March 26, 2010 by Terry O'Hara
I've always wondered what a spider was and now I know what a scraper is too. The book provides a lot of info and links. I've just started and am happy so far.Published on February 8, 2010 by Fred Dearman
Definitely a very useful book.
If you pick one of these books up, from this series, and learn just one thing, or something that saves you some time, it is well worth... Read more
I was expecting this to be something it was absolutely NOT. Its just a collection of hacks that were of no use/interest to me aside from the underlying logic implemented to create... Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Garot M. Conklin
I bought this book shortly after it came out, and actually still refer to it from time to time. This is just another book that shows you how powerful Perl can be when in the right... Read morePublished on January 16, 2008 by Michael Gorsuch
This book has a strong perl focus, so make sure you want to use perl. Otherwise, it's a great book with plenty of examples on integrating website data into your site.Published on October 9, 2007 by Gary A. Mort
A spider (also known as a web crawler or web robot) is a program which browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner. Read morePublished on May 16, 2006 by calvinnme
well, sometimes a generalizing lie.
IMHO, this book should have been named "(some) Spidering Hacks using Perl"
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