[Haifux] Reminder: Crawler Lightning session
eli at billauer.co.il
Tue Feb 5 03:49:20 IST 2008
As you may recall, we have a lightning talk session about Web crawlers.
The point about this meeting is that all prepare a mini-talk of 5-10
minutes about our homegrown little script or one-liner, which fetches
data from web. Or make POST operations.
I've got a few nice suggestions, but they are still too few to make a
meeting of. And if the response reflects the club's interest in having
such a meeting, there's little point in making it.
Mind you all, noone has yet chosen to talk a bit about neither wget,
curl, lynx nor GET.
So thanks to those who sent me their little thingies, and to the rest --
this is high time to show me yours.
All the best,
Eli Billauer wrote:
>Our next meeting, on February 11th, is a lightning talk session, which
>means that there will be several speakers with some 5-10 minutes each.
>The idea of this meeting is to share and compare the different ways we
>make the computer mimic a web browser in order to fetch data over HTTP.
>In other words, the topic is web crawlers and web bots.
>YOUR CRAWLER DOESN'T HAVE TO BE EXTRAORDINARY TO QUALIFY. Please let me
>decide whether it's interesting or not.
>Ideally, I would be glad to get responses from ALL of you, with the
>practice you have for fetching data. Assuming you're free on that Monday
>to talk about it, of course. The evening's programme depends on these
>offers. So if you're using COBOL's HTTP library (is there any?) for this
>purpose, I'll put it after someone else showing it Python and before
>Perl. But I need speakers for each.
>Also, if you feel that you can say a few words about any of wget, curl,
>lynx, GET or any of the other similar tools, please tell me so.
>So it's really not a big hassle. No slides, just show the code, say a
>few words, take a few questions, and next. So please come up with
>whatever games you make. If you're not sure that you can attend (but
>might), please tell me so as well.
>Offers should be posted to ME OFFLIST. Kindly enclose some sample code
>to get the idea of where it's going (or if it's final, even better).
>Keep in mind that the submitted code WILL BE PUBLISHED after the meeting.
>Thanks, and let's cook something nice!
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