I need some assistance with a program that we use and we’re unable to figure out what has changed on the pages that we’re getting information from. Here’s how the program works and what has happened on the site.
We have developed a “screen scraping?? program that scans the following page(s)
<[url removed, login to view]> (complete list)
to access the individual games that we are scanning please click the "game stats" link.
and pulls the player information and statistics from the HTML into our database. This has worked well in the past, but this year the website has changed and the actual HTML that we were parsing is not being updated at the frequency that we would like. The catch here is that the website itself is updating, but the HTML is not. We believe that there is some type of Java Applet that is doing the actual updating on the web page and then the HTML is updated shortly thereafter (sometimes up to 10 minutes later). What I am looking for is someone who can decipher this page along with the java code and figure out how we can pull the information as it’s updated on the site.
Please only bid or reply to this post if you have looked at the page and know the solution. I would like to:
1. Know what is happening on their site
2. Know how you plan to get past this
3. The time frame that you can have a fix in place
This project is extremely time sensitive and will need to be the programmers TOP PRIORITY until its completed. I expect that the programmer will work closely with us and tweak the code over a series of weeks so that everything is run as we wish. Please contact me with questions and I will answer them ASAP.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. 2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request. 3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.