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Should I Read HTTP Programming Recipes For C# Bots Book??

Discussion in 'C, C++, C#' started by nuclearrap, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. nuclearrap

    nuclearrap Regular Member

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    As you know, HTTP Programming Recipes For C# Bots Book is 630 Pages. I want to make professional and fast SEO/Youtube/Twitter/Facebook bots,

    Can I make useful bots if I finish that book? What would you recommend?
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Well, finishing a book, is a few months process of hard work at your level. So, no matter what the details of that book are, yes, you 'll probably be experienced enough to make bots.

    Skimming through a book and doing a few of the examples... no.
     
  3. hiderightnow

    hiderightnow Junior Member

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    You can make useful bots after reading thoroughly this book, and experimenting with the examples in it mainly with the sites you mentioned earlier :)
     
  4. crepito

    crepito Junior Member

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    Learn to use a web debugger.

    After that just master httpwebrequests, task.factory and regex and you're gold
     
  5. jammie

    jammie Power Member

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    Their are already highly optimised parsing libraries for C#, why bother worrying about that stuff?

    Open a thread, load a connection, manipulate, close connection, close thread.

    You'd be better off learning how to use those libraries and better understanding client/server architecture and programming so you can distribute it and open thousands of threads at a time.
     
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    kytro360 Power Member

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    I read the book and honestly it didnt help me at all for my needs
     
  7. DrSeuss

    DrSeuss Newbie

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    can you give us some background why this was the case? I'd be interested in knowing.
     
  8. soxio123

    soxio123 Newbie

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    I recommend learning vb
     
  9. Tosty

    Tosty Registered Member

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    Personally, it is VERY difficult to learn programming from books. I bought the best xCode book (Mac programming) and was able to learn how to make some basic apps (no design) for iPhone/iPad.. That took me about a month and I could still only make somewhat basic apps.

    I learned some PHP through the best PHP book available and that took around a month out of my time as well.. I learned almost nothing from this book as most of the knowledge from VB (visual basic) I could transfer to PHP with changing some syntax.

    I learned VB few years ago on my own with 0 books.. Search google for source code containing HTTPWebRequests and then copy the code + make some additions to help you learn.

    I found the best way to learn was by ripping free source codes and using only the codes I needed + slightly modifying them using VB forums as help.. After pretty much stealing all the coding I needed (even though source code was free), after a while of making programs that I needed I could create ones on my own without needing any extra help.

    My $.02 on programming.
     
  10. calebus

    calebus Newbie

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    I have to disagree with the previous poster.You can definitely learn to program from books.

    I taught myself programming just by using books and I know Visual Basic, C, C++, C#, PHP and, Java to name a few. I'm in the process of learning android and iOS now.

    As long as you learn from books that give you exercises that can reinforce the concepts you have learned. You should be fine.

    I would start off learning C++, As that really does make it easier to adapt to other languages.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. walley

    walley Newbie

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    lol do you guys recommend the lynda tutorials? currently , im trying to learn php, although im still not a master in html but i can understand things. is that fine? can you recommend some videos as a start off for php? i decided to jump into php and mysql as i know this can do a lot of things especially in IM side... i guess lol
     
  12. Deusdies

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    I recommend Lynda, though it's a hit or miss. I learned Python from Lynda very well in 3+ hours of materials. The course was called "Python Essential Training". Then I dl'ed Java Essential Training. It was 8 hours of video, but I felt like I learned nothing. The narrator had a great voice, but gave too much attention to insignificant stuff and was too newbie oriented (even though it said it's for those who know what a variable, function, array etc are).
     
  13. Dark Lord

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    Learn programming, as well as anything else, the way that best suits your abilities and that you gain and retain the most knowledge from. For me, thats hands-on experience and picking things apart. Its not same for everyone. Just do what works best for you within your own abilities.
     
  14. mojo7

    mojo7 Newbie

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    Tosty, You just made it very clear to me the most expeditious way to learn to make bots. I learn by books very well, but your way is fast and practical.
    Thank you very much for probably saving me hundreds of hours of time! Mojo7
     
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