What is best way to program a worm/bot to do online chores (like macros)?
Posted on 2003-02-19
Hi, I'm totally new to programming but would like to learn. I was wondering what platform one would best work on to create a program that basically took care of certain often repeated chores online.
For instance, a program might keep a personal database of all my passwords to particular sites. Each time I visit a site and is requested to login in, I can simply press execute the program that will automatically figure out what site I'm at and log me in with the correct login/password combination.
Another example, when I'm logged in a site such as eBay, I may want to view the members' ratings as a percentage. In order to do this, I'd have to manually calculate the positive ratings against the negatives ones. But I'd like a program where I can simply type in a userid for eBay and get an automatically calculated figure. Of course, I don't have access to eBay's database directly, so it will have to worm it's way and look for the information, then do the math.
I'd like to do these things either as an executable file on my desktop OR (even better) have this functionality on a personal website.
Are these things even possible without having a direct backend connection/communication to other websites' databases?