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  1. xord

    xord Newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm a professional software dev/systems engineer with free time on my hands and I'm Interested to see about improving on existing money making methods with code.

    Recently I've built various tools for scraping leeds from websites for someone. The curiosity of how that scraped information could be used to get rich led me to this forum!

    Open to work with experienced people in this game.
     
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    as above same old, mix it up
     
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    Welcome to BHW
     
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    Welcome to BHW bro
     
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    welcome good sir!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Are you familiar at all with creating bots to automatically check out and buy products online ? (Sneakers, tickets, etc.) get back to me asap so we could discuss more details. Let's work!
     
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    I've not built anything that specifically performs a checkout process however I have coded all sorts of scripts (or bots) that interact with websites by populating/submitting forms then harvesting the results but it's pretty much the same anyway, just a little more 'involved'.

    I've got a fair bit of experience using multiple clusters distributed across VMs on AWS or EC2. Running a pool of web browsers each pulling jobs from the same queue really saves time in a big way compared to a single 'bot' on a single machine. I'm keen to work with this tech a bit more so let's talk
     
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    Thanks for the warm and friendly welcome all :)
     
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    Can you tell a little bit more about this lead scraping ?
     
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    Well, in a nutshell it's by using an army of browsers to collect contact information (email/phone/name) on-mass that has been listed on websites such as eBay/Craigslist/Gumtree and storing them in a database that can be then used for marketing campaigns.

    Coding I know, the marketing side is all very new to me though....
     
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    Welcome man, what's your favourite languages? And what do you use for distributed tasks? I used to use gearman, but ended up writing my own
     
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    Fond of PHP and Python but have since moved to Go (golang) and havn't looked back. Speed and portability sold it for me, it's outstanding in these areas! As for distributed tasks, it depends on the job and my mood at the time :). ZMQ, NATs, NSQ or Redis usually.
     
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    Yeah I was recently looked at GO and found some tuts, deffo will try to pick it, everyone is talking about its speed