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Bot making - Learning to code & stuff.. ?

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  1. Rock_Shock

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    I have seen how bots like:
    - Massplanner
    - FollowLiker
    etc work great..

    Now I wish to make my own bots for custom purposes.. I see that most people are able to learn how to code and make bots of their own at a fairly advanced level in around half a year. I think i am highly motivated and want to make a lot of bots to automate the repetitive tasks which waste time and energy..

    Which programming languages do I need to learn. For example what is Massplanner written on ? In which coding language ?

    I have started to learn Python coding and know that Selenium is a webdriver which can be used to emulate random human behaviour..like different referrer, different browser useragent, different dimensions, etc.

    Would appreciate advise on where i should start and what I should learn ?
    Thanks ! :)
     
  2. derekxec

    derekxec Registered Member

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    Most programming languages are the same. Just pick one and start from the basics. After you learn the concepts of programming you'l be able to pick up most languages quickly.If you like python stick with it.
     
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  3. Rock_Shock

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    Thanks ! :)

    I kinda started with it as I have heard it is the easiest for noobs..what do you think ?
    I am open to trying another one out but don't know which ones to try..
    Also, do you have any links to resources that explain how an outsider can learn programming and computer science ?
    Also, have you used MP ? would you know what it is coded in ?
     
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    Don't get your hopes up, instagram is always increasing security and making mobile emulation harder and harder.
    I suggest you keep going and learning but don't expect to be able to replicate FL or MP in 6 months of learning.
     
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    Python and Java are mostly used in colleges for teaching beginning programming and are great choices. Search Youtube for "The new boston", that dude has videos for python and java that start at knowing nothing at all to intermediate I believe. You can also try some free courses at udemy and udacity for computer science stuff. I have not used MP yet and don't know what it's coded in, probably c#?
     
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    I suggest C# or Vb.net .
    You can download Microsoft Visual Studio, Now it is free.
     
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    You mean the express version.
     
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    Python or ruby. Java learning curve will be much higher.
    I prefer ruby syntax than python.

    But if you want to create bots and don't have programming background, I would say invest in some bot maker such as ubot is a much wiser choice.
    Learning curve is easier and you can build bots to sell already.

    Ubot support python as well, if you decide you can't afford it. I say go with python first, then at least you can use it with ubot once you get it.

    For beginner to learn programming, don't be cheap, don't use youtube unless they provide step by step fundamentals.
    Basic is the most important thing when learning programming, I had been dealing with so many so-called advance programmer whose code is a mess because their basic fundamental is really bad.
    Read books or use some website like coursera or lynda.com , you will save yourself the headache and learn much faster that way.

    Programming is very interesting and challenging, I had seen people becoming pretty good in just a few year, and i had seen people at almost the same beginner-intermediate level after 4-5 years of working..

    On a side note, lots of programming language share similar concept, if your basic is good, you can learn and use another programming language in days , not weeks or months =)
     
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    I think it's called community now not express.
     
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    To be honest, I am a professional programmer for years and I would say it will take months or even years to come out with something so complicated like massplanner if you are not pro enough.
    To give you an idea,
    From my experience, maybe it is a bit extreme but if a programmer have less than 1.5 years of coding experience, the quality of the code is so bad that you don't really want to see it again.
    Only programmer with 2 years of experience , the code is worth a look.

    I previously deal with an outsourcing company so called pro level senior programmer,(this guy has at least 2-3 years of experience, which is very common)
    It is so bad and doesn't make sense until, I would say beginner to intermediate level that is worthless to me.

     
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    Not worth it. Buy the bots you need or pay someone to make custom ones
     
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    The thing that helped me learn years ago and the thing I have suggested to most people who post these threads on here, learn Python first. It is a great introduction to C and it's really flexible unlike Java & C/C#.
     
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    Thanks a lot guys.


    I dont intend on botting on FB, IG etc websites which will probably be harder.
    I intend on botting on a much MUCH simpler platform. Since I plan on being in this industry for a long time..I think learning to code is kinda like an essential for life in the 21st century. Maybe not today but in a few years from now perhaps I could be good at automating things of day to day life. My job involves a substantial percentage of repeatitive tasks and being able to make custom bots will be insanely helpful.

    I plan on using it in day to day life too.. perhpas I wont make one for the linux on the coffee machine.. but it will surely help automate stuff like this guy: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2015/11/25/this-man-is-a-genius/
     
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    I will buy for the time being..and you are correct trying to make something like MP, FL is not a piece of cake and the hundred bucks or so they charge per year is well worth it..but this is kinda a long term thing. :)
     
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    Thanks so much everyone for posting here.. really appreciate it !
    I am kinda using Udemy & YT vids right now.. will look into coursera & lynda too.. :)

    Since I have your attention, Can someone please help me on what these proxies are and how spammed to death/used they are. I have been working on something & this is the only piece of info i dont understand:

    1. What are Transparent Squid proxies set up in public IP addresses ?
    Are they similar to the free proxies we see on Hidemyass Proxies or are they dedicated ones..
    2. What are PlanetLab nodes ?
    This seems to be some testing ground kinda proxies. What are they ?

    3. Are both of these used by many many people for free ? I ask because I am reading stuff from research and can't understand only this part. As the proxies are kinda an important part of what I intend to do and i need to know if these are elite/private kinda proxies or spammed/used to death kinda ?
    Thanks. :) ( @yellowcat )
     
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    Thanks guys... I have started learning Python and am dedicating my time 100% to it. I kinda had done a bit of programming in the form of HTML in high school.. I think it probably doesn't count for much but at least I kinda had an idea about how languages work.

    I intend on learning Python well and then going to C#

    I am also investing in UBot which has a great interface and will help me get up and running with botting the simpler stuff for now.

    Thanks for the suggestions ! :) :)



     
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