Stagecoach Software Pty Ltd requires a MySQL table within an existing database to be created and then populated by amending the operation of two existing Nokogiri scrapers running under Ruby on Rails. The scrapers currently run for several minutes each on a daily cron job. The table must also be populated with consistently formatted historical data which will be made available to the successful bidder.
The freelancer must ensure that the database and existing scrapers continue to operate without interference throughout the project.
This project follows freelancer Project ID’s 5066285 and 4975478. In turn it will be followed by:
(a) a much larger scraping and data normalization project; then
(b) the creation of a RoR website that will present graphs showing aggregate and individual data obtained from the database and allowing user searches.
Preference will be given to freelancers interested in and qualified to carry on work in those following projects.
Serious bidders should outline in detail their relevant experience. Bidders without demonstrable experience in MySQL, Ruby on Rails and Web Scraping will be rejected. Bids placed within minutes of the project being posted will also be rejected as indicative of no thought being applied to the project requirements. Minimal dialogue will be entered into with bidders, however a full confidential project description with instructions will be made available to selected bidders.
Freelancers bidding for this project must be individual full time freelancers.