Not to toot our own horn (okay, we will), but our very own screen-scraper software is helping to power the search feature for the currently-running Oracle OpenWorld conference. From the OpenWorld home page, try a search in the box found in the upper-right corner (try something like “SES”). The search results you see where scraped … Read morescreen-scraper Helps Power Oracle OpenWorld Search
Okay, that was probably too many exclamation points in the title. It’s with good reason, though. Version 5.0 represents a major upgrade in screen-scraper’s functionality (take a glance at the release notes to see what I mean). Not only have we made all kinds of bug fixes, but there are lots of enhancements to the … Read moreVersion 5.0 of screen-scraper released! And it’s on sale!!!
We try hard to maintain backward compatibility as much as possible, but unfortunately it can’t always be done. If you recently upgraded to 4.5.42a you may have noticed that scraping sessions that are exported from that version don’t import correctly into an alpha version prior to it. This was a result of the alterations to … Read moreExporting & importing scraping sessions in 4.5.42a
Yesterday I opened a fortune cookie that said, “Do something unusual tomorrow.” I thought about sky-diving or going the whole day blind-folded, but instead opted for something even crazier–sell screen-scraper for half price! If you’re on the fence about purchasing now might be a good time to take the plunge. I don’t see us doing … Read moreOne-day only 50% off sale!
We’ve had people asking for this for quite a while, and have finally gotten to it. We now have a video version of our first tutorial, accessible from the tutorial itself: http://community.screen-scraper.com/Tutorial_1_Page_1 It isn’t perfect, but I think it’s a pretty good first version (and definitely better than what we had previously). We’re hoping to … Read moreFirst video tutorial
One of our eagle-eyed developers recently spotted a couple of blog postings by Bronwyn Mauldin (here and here) wherein she discusses Iowa Workforce Development’s use of our screen-scraping technology in building out their job board. Bronwyn is a great writer and a consultant in the workforce development industry. After reading Bronwyn’s postings we decided to … Read moreIowa Workforce Development Uses Screen-Scraper to Enhance Job Search
Well, I sure wish someone would have told us about this a while ago, so I’m doing the world a favor and talking about it here. Hopefully this blog posting gets picked up by Google so that others who are new to phpBB can learn how to stop spam up front. We’ve been battling spam … Read moreHow to stop phpBB spam
A while back I flew out to Huntsville, AL to work with a government contractor company on automating the testing of embedded devices. To this day I’m not entirely sure what these little machines did, but they each had a web interface that needed testing (much like that of a wireless router, if you’ve worked … Read moreUsing screen-scraper to automatically test embedded devices
Writing software on a consulting basis can often be a losing proposition for developers or clients or both. There are too many things that can go wrong, and that ultimately translates into loss of time and money. The “15% rule” we’ve come up with is intended to create a win-win situation for both parties (or … Read moreDeveloping software by the 15% rule