Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers, 2nd Edition

A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

Author: Michael Schrenk

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273975

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 2336

Provides information on ways to automate online tasks using webbots and spiders, covering such topics as parsing data from Web pages, managing cookies, sending and receiving email, and decoding encrypted files.

Instant PHP Web Scraping

Author: Jacob Ward

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782164774

Category: Computers

Page: 60

View: 4380

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Short, concise recipes to learn a variety of useful web scraping techniques using PHP.This book is aimed at those new to web scraping, with little or no previous programming experience. Basic knowledge of HTML and the Web is useful, but not necessary.

Wicked Cool PHP

Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems

Author: William Steinmetz

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271735

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 845

Rather than explain the basics of PHP, this guide provides scripts that can be implemented immediately to make programmers lives easier. Included are scripts for processing credit cards, getting live shipping quotes, and accepting PayPal payments online.

Spidering Hacks

100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

Author: Kevin Hemenway,Tara Calishain

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005771

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 8024

Provides techniques on creating spiders and scrapers to retrieve information from Web sites and data sources.

The Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition

Author: Randall Hyde

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273010

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 5016

Assembly is a low-level programming language that's one step above a computer's native machine language. Although assembly language is commonly used for writing device drivers, emulators, and video games, many programmers find its somewhat unfriendly syntax intimidating to learn and use. Since 1996, Randall Hyde's The Art of Assembly Language has provided a comprehensive, plain-English, and patient introduction to 32-bit x86 assembly for non-assembly programmers. Hyde's primary teaching tool, High Level Assembler (or HLA), incorporates many of the features found in high-level languages (like C, C++, and Java) to help you quickly grasp basic assembly concepts. HLA lets you write true low-level code while enjoying the benefits of high-level language programming. As you read The Art of Assembly Language, you'll learn the low-level theory fundamental to computer science and turn that understanding into real, functional code. You'll learn how to: –Edit, compile, and run HLA programs –Declare and use constants, scalar variables, pointers, arrays, structures, unions, and namespaces –Translate arithmetic expressions (integer and floating point) –Convert high-level control structures This much anticipated second edition of The Art of Assembly Language has been updated to reflect recent changes to HLA and to support Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. Whether you're new to programming or you have experience with high-level languages, The Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition is your essential guide to learning this complex, low-level language.

Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers

Author: Clifford Whitcomb,Leslie E. Whitcomb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118514203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 9065

Presents key principles of communication that support clear exchanges in a technical context and help engineers learn effective communication skills Effective communication is a necessity for engineers. Even minor on-the-job misunderstandings can cost time, money, or worse. Yet even though recent studies show that improved communication makes for better engineers, the ability to speak clearly and listen carefully have historically been considered "soft skills" and are not typically or explicitly addressed in engineering programs. Working from basic units called microskills, Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers shows readers, one step at a time, how to engage, listen, manage conflict, and influence others with highly constructive, repeatable communication exchanges. This career-enhancing handbook: Presents communication skills for both technical issues and social situations in an engineering context Breaks skills down to elemental usage forms as microskills Includes plenty of practice exercises, case studies, and self-assessment tools Helps develop higher-level skills for more complex situations, such as dealing with confrontation and conflict negotiation Features a direct, user-friendly, practice-oriented format Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers is a must-have guide for professionals and an important supplement for engineering programs at all levels.

Object-Oriented PHP

Concepts, Techniques, and Code

Author: Peter Lavin

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270771

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 821

Presents an introduction to PHP and object-oriented programming, with information on such topics as classes, inheritance, RSS readers, and XML.

Beginning Perl

Author: Simon Cozens,Peter Wainwright

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781861003140

Category: Computers

Page: 647

View: 8437

This text sets out to promote the use of Perl as a programming language, encouraging the creation of legible and sensible programmes so as to dispel the image of Perl as a confusing and obscure language. In other words: no matter what your current experience level is in the world of Perl, this book is aimed at you. It covers both basic and advanced aspects of Perl, Apache modPerl and Perlscript for use with Wintel systems and stresses the cross-platform nature of Perl, with extensive examples and techniques.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees

Author: David More,John White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691158235

Category: Nature

Page: 832

View: 1920

Profiles nearly two thousand tree species and cultivars found in North America and Europe, with paintings of important details, and describes the native range of each species.

Automated Data Collection with R

A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining

Author: Simon Munzert,Christian Rubba,Peter Meißner,Dominic Nyhuis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883481X


Page: 480

View: 9990

"This book provides a unified framework of web scraping and information extraction from text data with R for the social sciences"--

Computer Information Systems - Analysis and Technologies

10th International Conference, CISIM 2011, Held in Kolkata, India, December 14-16, 2011. Proceedings

Author: Nabendu Chaki,Agostino Cortesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642272452

Category: Computers

Page: 325

View: 7363

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Information Systems, CISIM 2011, held in Kolkata, India, in December 2011. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 6 keynote tasks and plenary lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on networking and its applications; agent-based systems; biometric applications; pattern recognition and image processing; industrial applications; algorithmic applications and data management; information and network security.

Instant Nokogiri

Author: Hunter Powers

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783289988

Category: Computers

Page: 52

View: 1268

Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. A concise, illustrated guide to extracting information available on the Internet using Nokogiri."Instant Nokogiri" is the perfect choice for the aspiring Ruby developer looking to incorporate screen scraping and parsing technology in their applications. Beginner level Ruby, basic HTML, and CSS experience is suggested.

Electronic Government

10th International Conference, EGOV 2011, Delft, The Netherlands, August 29 -- September 1, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Marijn Janssen,Hans Jochen Scholl,Maria A. Wimmer,Yao-Hua Tan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642228771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

View: 5981

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference, EGOV 2011, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in August/September 2011. The 38 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 84 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on foundations, acceptance and diffusion, governance, openess and institutions, architecture, security and interoperability, transformation, values and change.

AI Application Programming

Author: M. Tim Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584504214

Category: Computers

Page: 473

View: 4513

This completely updated edition provides programmers with the concepts and examples to master artificial intelligence. Topics covered include neural networks, natural language processing, intelligent agents, genetic algorithms, rules-based systems, learning algorithms, migratory software, and more. The CD-ROM includes complete, fully commented source code.

Processing 2

Creative Programming Cookbook

Author: Jan Vantomme

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849517959

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 7762

Over 100 highly-effective recipes to help unleash your creativity with interactive art, graphics, computer vision, 3D, and more

Web Scraping with Python

Author: Richard Lawson

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782164375

Category: Computers

Page: 174

View: 2215

Successfully scrape data from any website with the power of Python About This Book A hands-on guide to web scraping with real-life problems and solutions Techniques to download and extract data from complex websites Create a number of different web scrapers to extract information Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at developers who want to use web scraping for legitimate purposes. Prior programming experience with Python would be useful but not essential. Anyone with general knowledge of programming languages should be able to pick up the book and understand the principals involved. What You Will Learn Extract data from web pages with simple Python programming Build a threaded crawler to process web pages in parallel Follow links to crawl a website Download cache to reduce bandwidth Use multiple threads and processes to scrape faster Learn how to parse JavaScript-dependent websites Interact with forms and sessions Solve CAPTCHAs on protected web pages Discover how to track the state of a crawl In Detail The Internet contains the most useful set of data ever assembled, largely publicly accessible for free. However, this data is not easily reusable. It is embedded within the structure and style of websites and needs to be carefully extracted to be useful. Web scraping is becoming increasingly useful as a means to easily gather and make sense of the plethora of information available online. Using a simple language like Python, you can crawl the information out of complex websites using simple programming. This book is the ultimate guide to using Python to scrape data from websites. In the early chapters it covers how to extract data from static web pages and how to use caching to manage the load on servers. After the basics we'll get our hands dirty with building a more sophisticated crawler with threads and more advanced topics. Learn step-by-step how to use Ajax URLs, employ the Firebug extension for monitoring, and indirectly scrape data. Discover more scraping nitty-gritties such as using the browser renderer, managing cookies, how to submit forms to extract data from complex websites protected by CAPTCHA, and so on. The book wraps up with how to create high-level scrapers with Scrapy libraries and implement what has been learned to real websites. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide with real-life examples and solutions starting simple and then progressively becoming more complex. Each chapter in this book introduces a problem and then provides one or more possible solutions.

Pro Internet Explorer 8 & 9 Development

Developing Powerful Applications for The Next Generation of IE

Author: Matthew Crowley

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430228547

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 9418

This book is an in-depth guide to writing applications that embrace and extend the new features and capabilities of Windows Internet Explorer 8 and 9. With solid instruction, hands-on examples, and expert insight direct from the source into extending the browser, you'll learn how to create and maintain powerful applications for Microsoft’s next-generation Internet platform. Join author Matthew Crowley as you discover how to take advantage of new features like accelerators, WebSlices, and search providers, and create intense web experiences for the browser that ships by default with the popular Windows 7 operating system. If you're interested in creating and shipping high-quality, feature-rich applications for the Web, Pro Internet Explorer 8 & 9 Development is the only resource you need.

Even More True Stories

An Intermediate Reader

Author: Sandra Heyer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131751736

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 156

View: 7736

Would you believe ... ? A pilot gets sucked out of his plane and survives, as does everyone else on board. A young American woman goes to Paris to find herself and finds her long-lost family instead. A misunderstood word on a bus causes a 15-mile-long traffic jam. Even More True Stories, Third Edition, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition with sixteen new or updated human-interest stories adapted from news sources around the world. The universal appeal of these real believe-it-or-not tales ensures a motivating reading experience for intermediate-level students of English. It's a book they won't want to put down. Features: Maximum story length is 1 ¼ pages. Revised exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, discussion, and writing help students develop language proficiency. New or updated Challenge pages with authentic reading selections motivate students to read on their own. A new To the Teacher section provides background information and teaching tips to help teachers make the reading class more interactive. The True Stories series includes: True Stories Behind the Songs More True Stories Behind the Songs Very Easy True Stories All New Very Easy True Stories Easy True Stories, Second Edition All New Easy True Stories True Stories in the News, Third Edition More True Stories, Third Edition Even More True Stories, Third Edition Beyond True Stories

The language of flowers

symbols and myths

Author: Marina Heilmeyer

Publisher: Prestel Pub


Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 3374

The author outlines the mythology of flowers in the ancient and early Christian worlds and explains their special significance for love and marriage, in customs and festivals and the use of flowers as status symbols, as symbols of the seasons of the year or as metaphors of human qualities. Thirty-five beautiful depictions of flowers taken from the Renaissance and Baroque periods are reproduced as full-page illustrations accompanied by descriptive texts which analyse their symbolism, mythological importance, use and meaning in our present times.

Instant Web Scraping with Java

Author: Ryan Mitchell

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849696896

Category: Computers

Page: 72

View: 5568

This book is full of short, concise recipes to learn a variety of useful web scraping techniques using Java. You will start with a simple basic recipe of setting up your Java environment and gradually learn some more advanced recipes such as using complex Scrapers.Instant Web Scraping with Java is aimed at developers who, while not necessarily familiar with Java, are at least ready to dive into the complexities of this language with simple, step-by-step instructions leading the way. It is assumed that you have at least an intermediate knowledge of HTML, some knowledge of MySQL, and access to an Internet-connected computer while doing most of the exercises (after all, scraping the Web is difficult if your code can't get online!)