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: 5581

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: 4434

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: 9832

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: 7185

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

Object-Oriented PHP

Concepts, Techniques, and Code

Author: Peter Lavin

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270771

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 2531

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

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design

Author: Craig Grannell,Victor Sumner,Dionysios Synodinos

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430237872

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 6796

The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design has been fully revised from its critically acclaimed first edition, and updated to include all of the new features and best practices of HTML5 and CSS3. This book reveals all you'll need to design great web sites that are standards-compliant, usable, and aesthetically pleasing, but it won't overwhelm you with waffle, theory, or obscure details! You will find The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design invaluable at any stage of your career, with its mixture of practical tutorials and reference material. Beginners will quickly pick up the basics, while more experienced web designers and developers will keep returning to the book again and again to read up on techniques they may not have used for a while, or to look up properties, attributes and other details. This book is destined to become a close friend, adopting a permanent place on your desk. The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design starts off with a brief introduction to the web and web design, before diving straight in to HTML5 and CSS3 basics, reusing code, and other best practices you can adopt. The book then focuses on the most important areas of a successful web site: typography, images, navigation, tables, layouts, forms and feedback (including ready-made PHP scripts) and browser quirks, hacks and bugs. The Essential Guide to HTML5 and CSS3 Web Design is completely up-to-date, covering support of the newest standards in all the latest browsers, including IE 9 and Firefox 4. The last chapter of the book provides several case studies to dissect and learn from, including all the most popular web site archetypes—a blog, a store front, a corporate home page, and an online gallery. You'll also appreciate several detailed reference appendices covering CSS, HTML, color references, entities, and more—any details you need to look up will be close at hand.

Inside the Machine

An Illustrated Introduction to Microprocessors and Computer Architecture

Author: Jon Stokes

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271042

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9442

Om hvordan mikroprocessorer fungerer, med undersøgelse af de nyeste mikroprocessorer fra Intel, IBM og Motorola.

AI Application Programming

Author: M. Tim Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584504214

Category: Computers

Page: 473

View: 6239

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.

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

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 480

View: 5619

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

Beginning Perl

Author: Simon Cozens,Peter Wainwright

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781861003140

Category: Computers

Page: 647

View: 9091

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: 6921

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.

E-commerce & Information Technology in Hospitality & Tourism

Author: Zongqing Zhou

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766841406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 5858

The travel professional who wants to stay on the cutting edge will find this to be a great resource. Employing the concepts, ideas and technologies discussed in this book will dramatically improve customer service and marketing in this age of technology. Through the practical use of examples and case studies, the author provides an extensive review of the Internet as an agent of change in hospitality and tourism information technology and commerce. "E-Commerce and Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism" contains essential information about business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce models, and about marketing schemes and strategies used by various sectors of the industry. A discussion of e-commerce answers questions about reliability, privacy and security as they relate to Internet transactions. Travel professionals will benefit from a detailed review of the Internet’s impact on various sectors of the industry including travel agencies, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, bed and breakfasts, online travel stores and more. The author rounds out the book with a glossary of terms, chapter highlights and leads to valuable resources available on related Web sites, as well as a discussion of the future use of technology in the industry.

The Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition

Author: Randall Hyde

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273010

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 7974

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.

Understanding LTE with MATLAB

From Mathematical Modeling to Simulation and Prototyping

Author: Houman Zarrinkoub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118443454

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 912

An introduction to technical details related to the Physical Layer of the LTE standard with MATLAB® The LTE (Long Term Evolution) and LTE-Advanced are among the latest mobile communications standards, designed to realize the dream of a truly global, fast, all-IP-based, secure broadband mobile access technology. This book examines the Physical Layer (PHY) of the LTE standards by incorporating three conceptual elements: an overview of the theory behind key enabling technologies; a concise discussion regarding standard specifications; and the MATLAB® algorithms needed to simulate the standard. The use of MATLAB®, a widely used technical computing language, is one of the distinguishing features of this book. Through a series of MATLAB® programs, the author explores each of the enabling technologies, pedagogically synthesizes an LTE PHY system model, and evaluates system performance at each stage. Following this step-by-step process, readers will achieve deeper understanding of LTE concepts and specifications through simulations. Key Features: • Accessible, intuitive, and progressive; one of the few books to focus primarily on the modeling, simulation, and implementation of the LTE PHY standard • Includes case studies and testbenches in MATLAB®, which build knowledge gradually and incrementally until a functional specification for the LTE PHY is attained • Accompanying Web site includes all MATLAB® programs, together with PowerPoint slides and other illustrative examples Dr Houman Zarrinkoub has served as a development manager and now as a senior product manager with MathWorks, based in Massachusetts, USA. Within his 12 years at MathWorks, he has been responsible for multiple signal processing and communications software tools. Prior to MathWorks, he was a research scientist in the Wireless Group at Nortel Networks, where he contributed to multiple standardization projects for 3G mobile technologies. He has been awarded multiple patents on topics related to computer simulations. He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunications from the Institut Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, in Canada. www.wiley.com/go/zarrinkoub

Web Scraping with Python

Collecting More Data from the Modern Web

Author: Ryan Mitchell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491985526

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 7031

If programming is magic then web scraping is surely a form of wizardry. By writing a simple automated program, you can query web servers, request data, and parse it to extract the information you need. The expanded edition of this practical book not only introduces you web scraping, but also serves as a comprehensive guide to scraping almost every type of data from the modern web. Part I focuses on web scraping mechanics: using Python to request information from a web server, performing basic handling of the server’s response, and interacting with sites in an automated fashion. Part II explores a variety of more specific tools and applications to fit any web scraping scenario you’re likely to encounter. Parse complicated HTML pages Develop crawlers with the Scrapy framework Learn methods to store data you scrape Read and extract data from documents Clean and normalize badly formatted data Read and write natural languages Crawl through forms and logins Scrape JavaScript and crawl through APIs Use and write image-to-text software Avoid scraping traps and bot blockers Use scrapers to test your website

Trends in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-Agent Systems, the PAAMS Collection

Author: Fernando de la Prieta,María J. Escalona,Rafael Corchuelo,Philippe Mathieu,Zita Vale,Andrew T. Campbell,Silvia Rossi,Emmanuel Adam,María D. Jiménez-López,Elena M. Navarro,María N. Moreno

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319401599

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 8014

PAAMS, the International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems is an evolution of the International Workshop on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. PAAMS is an international yearly tribune to present, to discuss, and to disseminate the latest developments and the most important outcomes related to real-world applications. It provides a unique opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary experts, academics and practitioners together to exchange their experience in the development of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. This volume presents the papers that have been accepted for the 2016 in the special sessions: Agents Behaviours and Artificial Markets (ABAM); Advances on Demand Response and Renewable Energy Sources in Agent Based Smart Grids (ADRESS); Agents and Mobile Devices (AM); Agent Methodologies for Intelligent Robotics Applications (AMIRA); Learning, Agents and Formal Languages (LAFLang); Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASMAI); Web Mining and Recommender systems (WebMiRes). The volume also includes the paper accepted for the Doctoral Consortium in PAAMS 2016 and Collocated Events.

The language of flowers

symbols and myths

Author: Marina Heilmeyer

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 7782

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.

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: 6707

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.

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: 1118834801

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 4993

A hands on guide to web scraping and text mining for both beginners and experienced users of R Introduces fundamental concepts of the main architecture of the web and databases and covers HTTP, HTML, XML, JSON, SQL. Provides basic techniques to query web documents and data sets (XPath and regular expressions). An extensive set of exercises are presented to guide the reader through each technique. Explores both supervised and unsupervised techniques as well as advanced techniques such as data scraping and text management. Case studies are featured throughout along with examples for each technique presented. R code and solutions to exercises featured in the book are provided on a supporting website.

Professional PHP5

Author: Ed Lecky-Thompson,Heow Eide-Goodman,Steven D. Nowicki,Alec Cove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764583379

Category: Computers

Page: 668

View: 4126

What is this book about? With the release of PHP 5 and the Zend Engine 2, PHP finally graduates from it earliest days as a lightweight scripting syntax to an powerful object oriented programming language that can hold its own against the Java and .NET architectures that currently dominate corporate software development. This book has a pragmatic focus on how to use PHP in the larger scheme of enterprise-class software development. What does this book cover? Unlike Java or .NET, there is little discussion of the application of design patterns, component architectures, and best-practices to the development of applications using PHP. Software written in the absence of this sort of higher-order architecture will never be able to match the robust frameworks that Java and .NET ship with out of the box. This book addresses this issue by covering the following material: Part 1 discusses the OO concepts that were initially explored in Beginning PHP 5 and a demonstration of how to implement them in PHP 5. This section also covers UML modeling and provides a brief introduction to project management techniques that are covered in more depth in Part 4. Parts 2 and 3 present objects and object hierarchies that, when completed, comprise a robust toolkit that developers will be able to reuse on future projects. These chapters are designed to arm the professional PHP developer with the sort of constructs that are available out of the box with platforms such as Java and .NET — from simple utility classes like Collection and Iterator, to more complex constructs like Model/View/Controller architectures and state machines. Part 4 shows how to use the toolkit from Parts 2 and 3 to create real-world applications. We look at the development of a robust contact management system that will leverage the componentry and concepts already discussed and introduce project management and software architecture concepts that enable developers to accurately identify business requirements, design scalable, extensible platforms, and handle change management effectively. It covers the waterfall and spiral project management paradigms and include a discussion on eXtreme Programming and other approaches to software development. The Appendices include an extended discussion on the effective use of CVS, introduce the Zend Studio IDE and related tools, and discuss performance tuning and scalability.