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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.
I learned a lot about bot and web scraping software. It was easy to put the scripts into place and then to manipulate them to my own means. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alfred J Speller
As a long time developer I have often found my self having to write up screen scrapers and crawlers to go out and automate various processes across the net. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Daniel A. Lewis
This is a review of Michael's 2nd Edition of the same book (I received an early release copy from the publisher, I did not have an opportunity to read the 1st edition):... Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Gregory Zentkovich
I was hoping for more from this book due to the reviews but it's not all that. As pointed out, it's has solid basics. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Dark Wing Duck
If you want to 'automate' your browsing then this is a great book, with examples for every conceivable application. Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by Don Rogers
The power of this book is not so much in it's code examples but rather in it's ability to change your perspective. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Dwight R. Schofield
This is a great introduction on the subject. The supplied PHP library does all the work.Published on October 8, 2009 by introfini
This book is not like very algorithmic, but you can know the basic of webbots writing and some techniques involved. Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by Ching C. Nang
Need to learn how to browse the web with your own software instead of manually browsing? The is the best book on the subject. Read morePublished on December 2, 2008 by Amazon Customer