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Anyone for hire?

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I am looking for someone to help program scripts for me - I don't quite know what I'm doing.  Ultimately I am looking to create scripts to harvest reviews from sites like Yelp, Foursquare, Google Reviews, Trip Advisor.

 

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drjdn,

Welcome to the AutoIt forums. :)

Please note that we do not write code on request or hire - for that I suggest sites like here. However, if you want to learn how to code in AutoIt for yourself then you are in the right place. :)

Unfortunately your post was not - I have moved it for you, but would ask you to take more care in future. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Harvesting data from sites may not be legit: each site has its own set of rules and by default you'd have to obtain permission to "harvest". I doubt the sites you mention would agree.


This wonderful site allows debugging and testing regular expressions (many flavors available). An absolute must have in your bookmarks.
Another excellent RegExp tutorial. Don't forget downloading your copy of up-to-date pcretest.exe and pcregrep.exe here
RegExp tutorial: enough to get started
PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
A work-in-progress SQLite3 tutorial. Don't miss other LxyzTHW pages!
SQLite official website with full documentation (may be newer than the SQLite library that comes standard with AutoIt)

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Harvesting data from sites may not be legit: each site has its own set of rules and by default you'd have to obtain permission to "harvest". I doubt the sites you mention would agree.

 

hehe, a funny example is GOOGLE, I was at some point scraping height data from google earth, and was reading around in Google Groups where I saw a Google employee saying to another user wanting the same....

"You should not scrape data !!!"

...which made me laugh out loud, as that was the exact way Google themselfes became Billionaires, by scraping other peoples data.

Meaning it's OK when they do it themselfes and become billionaries, but when others want to scrape Google data, then all Hell is loose. :)

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

hehe, a funny example is GOOGLE, I was at some point scraping height data from google earth, and was reading around in Google Groups where I saw a Google employee saying to another user wanting the same....

"You should not scrape data !!!"

...which made me laugh out loud, as that was the exact way Google themselfes became Billionaires, by scraping other peoples data.

Meaning it's OK when they do it themselfes and become billionaries, but when others want to scrape Google data, then all Hell is loose. :)

If you have a website and Google "scrape" its data without your permission, feel free to sue them, we follow our own rules and the rules of others, what others do is their own concern :)

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