Get it while it’s hot. This could become version 2.7. We’re doing our own internal hammering on this one, but please let me know if any of you out there find bugs we miss. As usual, you can reach me at todd-[at]-screen-scraper.com.
I must be on some kind of tutorial rampage. I’ve just written a fifth tutorial on an oft-requested topic: inserting scraped data into databases. You can find it here: http://www.screen-scraper.com/support/tutorials/tutorial5/tutorial_overview.php. For quite a while I mulled over how to approach this given how many ways there are to go about it. Recently I had somewhat … Read moreNew screen-scraper tutorial on inserting data into databases
We’ve just added a new tutorial to our site: Tutorial 4: Scraping an E-commerce Site from External Programs. The idea here is to meld stuff from Tutorial 2: Extending Hello World with the e-commerce example from Tutorial 3: Scraping an E-commerce Site. Any feedback would be appreciated…
Today we released version 126.96.36.199a of screen-scraper, and would appreciate feedback. It’s a minor update addressing a few bugs, with the primary fix intending to address database corruption we’d have reports of. It’s a rare issue, but can be a bit catastrophic if someone hasn’t been backing up their work. If those using the professional … Read moreVersion 188.8.131.52a of screen-scraper available
Data mining isn’t screen-scraping. I know that some people in the room may disagree with that statement, but they’re actually two almost completely different concepts. In a nutshell, you might state it this way: screen-scraping allows you to get information, where data mining allows you to analyze information. That’s a pretty big simplification, so I’ll … Read moreData mining vs. screen-scraping
I’m ashamed to say that this is my first foray into keeping a blog. I’ve been watching other blogs for some time, so hopefully I can provide something useful here based on what I’ve learned from others. This blog will have a few purposes. One of them will be to provide a way for people … Read moreWelcome!