Enhance your botting skills and create your own web bots using PHP with Packt's new eBook.

November 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Instant Simple Botting with PHP, an easy-to-read book that will show readers how to to build bots, the benefits and advantages of using objects to create web robots and bot related objects, and how to parse and use the data that bots gather. The book is now available in all the popular electronic formats and retails at $12.74.

About the Author:

Shay Michael Anderson has been programming and developing software since 1999. He holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Software Engineering and a Masters degree of Science in Software Systems Management. He also achieved the undergraduate certificates for Software Engineering Application, Software Engineering Process, Object-Oriented Methods, and Unix Network Administration, and graduate certificates for Systems Analysis and Integration, Network and Telecommunications, Data Management, and Project Management. He is currently working as a senior Software Engineer for a large e-commerce and retail company. He develops and manages massive software systems that are backed by a database cluster storing over a billion records.

Instant Simple Botting with PHP is an easy-to-read book, providing readers with the knowledge that they require to design and develop ready-to-use bots. The book covers useful bot features that can be added to the bots created during the course of the book. Readers will learn how to improve their efficiency as programmers or software system administrators by unleashing the power of bots.

Instant Simple Botting with PHP will take the readers through HTTP requests and responses, how to build basic bots, how to use objects to make using bots easier, and how to parse and utilize data retrieved by bots. This book will also teach readers how to plan ahead when designing bots, what type of methods can be helpful when developing bots, and various objects that can be used with bots, such as document objects. It also covers bot stealth, which is an important aspect of any bot that is designed to complete bulky tasks, such as spider crawling thousands of pages of a website.

Programmers who are familiar with common PHP functions and syntax will find that this book is both interesting and useful. For more information, please visit the book's page at: http://www.packtpub.com/simple-botting-with-php/book.

Instant Simple Botting with PHP
Create a web bot and learn how to use the bot as an object.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/simple-botting-with-php/book

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