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vb6 OR visual studio 2010 (vb) for tools

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by A-Intelligence, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. A-Intelligence

    A-Intelligence Registered Member

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    Which one would you choose If....You were looking to make automated tool's to interact with today's web 2.0 sites?

    Tons of site's using java script etc. these days. Can vb6 even handle dealing with those type of things?

    If someone came to you & said....

    "Hey I want to make a program to log in my facebook account, upload my newest photo's, & reply via message to all my friends that I'm on vacation"

    Which language would you point them to, that within a week or 2 they could do exactly that?
    (even if its not visual basic)


    I need to suggest a language to a friend who asked me this very question. And it needs to be a "within a month" learning curve, to get him going.

    Also what sites offer the most example code these days? Last time I messed with vb it was planetsourcecode.

    I'd like to be able to help point my friend in the right direction. He's disabled (at home with diabetes) and just needs something to occupy his mind. So feel free to PM me, if you don't want to post, thanks!
     
  2. zoux

    zoux Registered Member

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    visual studio .net c# 2008
     
  3. pyronaut

    pyronaut Executive VIP

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    C# or VB.net are both pretty good nowadays. I personally use C#, But the functionality is all there for VB.net aswell.

    Depending on how you want to interact with facebook (Via browser or requests), will determine how long it takes to learn. Using a browser window and essentially faking clicks on the screen is extremely easy in .net. Using HTTPWebRequests also fairly easy, But take a while longer to collect up all the data.
     
  4. noph34r

    noph34r Regular Member

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    Tell your friend to learn C++/C, so he'll build the fastest applications, that he can sell (with little tweaks) to all platforms, that don't rely on .NET shit and, most important, with C++ he'll be able to get better and well paid jobs positions in every IT firm.
     
  5. johnsmith21

    johnsmith21 Newbie

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    Leaning C in a month, is absolute overkill. If your friend really wants to achieve the web automation you describe he/she would be better off buying a web macro tool or better, a framework like ubot.
    If your friend is into making money, the decision that firstly needs to be made is to 'build or buy'.
    If your friend wants to be a developer - the .Net languages are easier to learn.
     
  6. xhpdx

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    First vb6 should not even be mentioned, it is way too old. If your friend does not have any experience in programming, C(++ or #) should be skipped. For the given time he MIGHT be able to get used to vb.net. Easiest road is to use the webbrowser control and interact from there(login, fill, submit, etc)
     
  7. needsy

    needsy Newbie Premium Member

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    Use vb6, then invest some time to learn how to use http wrappers, its the best coding program known to man, ignore what any one else says, pm me for my msn, and ill show you some bots of mine i c0ded in vb, and see how powerfull vb6 really is, if you know how. Me and a few partners have been coding for social networks for years in vb6 using wrappers.
    Simple & Easy and very fast interacting with websites / social networks.
     
  8. jda5000

    jda5000 Newbie

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    Hi is there any tips you can share with me im am also intrested in making some social networking automation programs in VB6 and or vb 2010 thanks :)
     
  9. thesaintv12

    thesaintv12 Junior Member

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    Download the free version of VB 2010 Express from MS. It will do 99% of what you need and is free. Not only that, but it will give you a chance to see if you can get on with it.

    Great tool IMO. VB6 was great too, but it is not built for the modern world (it can be adapted though)

    Happy coding
     
  10. mehdvirus

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    I have worked with vb6 a lot,and I've made a lot of programs (anything you name it)
    with all this been said, use VB.Net , it has a lot of great features that will speed up your work,
    I know vb6 more than vb.net but if I want to make a bot I'll use vb.net !!!
    there are a lot of examples out there too (for both of them).
    in the end it comes to you and which one you want to use and more comfortable with.
    but if you want my suggestion use vb.net (I started programming when I was 12-13)
     
  11. jda5000

    jda5000 Newbie

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    thanks have started playing with vb.net my dad knows vb6 so he should be able to help a bit any one know of any guides on making your own bot?