My project consists of the following algorithm if you will in order of operation: - It logins to the website - It visits several pages, on each page, it grabs all the names and prices of the products (the names/prices are surrounded by tags under the html source) - It gets all the items on the page, and when it reaches the end, it goes to the next page (must be prepared to look for new products) - For each page, it creates a title in a text file (or any db method of your choice - it can be completely unsecured) - Does this until its finished all requested web pages * The trick is that it must grab the price, refer back to the db for where this item is located, compare it to the low/high entries (if the current price < low, set it to low, else, if the current price > high, set it to high) * Remember it must adjust itself to new products that have never been entered, obviously with high/low set as the current price * More information will be given upon bid acceptance. * Preferred programming languages (php or visual basic) * Preferred database (text file, xml file or mysql if necessary)
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
Any platform. (obviously Windows XP for Visual Basic)