An annoying but necessary part of my job is logging into a company website and checking to see if a number has gone up. If it has gone up, I start working on stuff to make the number go down. Checking the website every five seconds gets boring really fast and really cuts into the time I spend working on other things. Does anyone know of some programs out there that will automate this checking and notify me if the number has gone up? More deets inside! [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Sep 5, 2012 -
How I do know when a specific part of a specific page is updated on the web? I want to take advantage of an online sale, so I need to be notified when the deal is available... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Mar 28, 2011 -
How should I develop simple dynamic web pages using perl?
Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to produce simple web pages in perl that execute logic (e.g., opening property documents to retrieve property values and saving back changes).
I am new to perl and would like some detail instructions or links to tutorials. Would a framework like Mason be overkill?
posted by zzztimbo
on Aug 22, 2008 -
How practical is it to run multiple php websites on multiple servers from a single script on one central server? [more inside]
posted by zingzangzung
on Jul 16, 2008 -
Help me AJAX-ify a very simple web process in PHP. Links to very simple AJAX tutorials much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 8, 2008 -
I need help creating a web bot (for non-malicious purposes). Are there any tools out there to facilitate this? [more inside]
posted by chips ahoy
on Dec 24, 2007 -
How can I automate printing a complete website to PDF?
I need to be able to show what the site looked like on any given date. The site is a sales tool and therefore requires user input on every page, so simply spidering the site is not adequate.
Because the site requires user input all over the place, I'd somehow need to supply the tool with data so it could be fully automated.
Are there tools out there that could do this?
Note: It doesn't necessarily have to be output to PDF, just something manageable and static.
posted by gfroese
on Mar 29, 2006 -
How do I convince someone to fully "hand over" (to the public, not to me specificallY) a now dead, open source but not totally "open licensed" project. Furthermore, how do I find people who might want to work on its revival? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Dec 29, 2005 -
How can I merge multiple MP3s into a single MP3 using a web scripting language such as PHP, ASP.NET, etc.? [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Jul 18, 2005 -
I wasted a lot of time the other day trying to reinvent the wheel. I wanted to write a web-based RSS parser. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Jun 17, 2005 -
posted by jpburns
on Apr 13, 2005 -