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Selenium Bot Question - Time to Create

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by sirmeep, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. sirmeep

    sirmeep Registered Member

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    Question for those of you who build bots out of Selenium.

    How long does it takes you code up a site specific bot. For instance one that creates an account and performs a single function (like login to facebook and post on a wall). Understand that there are a lot of variables, but trying to understand the order of magnitude. Is it like 15minutes, 1 Hour, 3 Hours?

    I'm currently using PYAUTOGUI, and thinking of spending a few days to pick up selenium. Trying to see if the time savings are worth the extra invested effort.
     
  2. Crawlie

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    If there is no other obstacle like captcha or worrying about proxy, then login bot is 5 minutes. Posting is another 5. Definitely worth it IMO.
     
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    Selenium for Python is really easy and simple. Just locate elements you want to click on and after that it's really easy. To answer your question, it depends. If you simply want to login to somewhere it can literally take 1 minute if you already know Selenium.
     
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    Anyone know what's wrong with selenium ide for firefox?
     
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    Ahh Ok. Thanks for the feedback. It's taking me around an hour per site to build a bot right now. So it's worth the effort to switch.
     
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    Just watch out if you are using Selenium with Chrome, as I read somewhere that Google sends data to register a running Selenium driver.
     
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    Yes, you are right. But you can disable this with some plugins