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Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

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There's a wealth of data online, but sorting and gathering it by hand can be tedious and time consuming. Rather than click through page after endless page, why not let bots do the work for you?

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers will show you how to create simple programs with PHP/CURL to mine, parse, and archive online data to help you make informed decisions. Michael S
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Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by No Starch Press (first published March 30th 2007)
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Adam Barrett
Apr 25, 2012 Adam Barrett rated it it was ok
If you have been reading my reviews for any amount of time you know that I love tech books, and I usually give them pretty glowing reviews, especially No Starch books. They are informative, teach you things, make you think outside the box. I love No Starch books.

Alright, now that you know I love No Starch I am sad to report I have found the bad apple in the bunch. Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers. I didn't come to this point of view lightly, I really tried to find the good in this book, and
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