This coder for this project will design a PC client that scrapes records from a web site and integrates it into another. As was the case with previous RAC projects, this one also involves ancient coins. Some people find it interesting and others boring! I will work closely with the coder to make sure he or she understands what is needed. There is also a good deal of code already completed the source of which I can provide to help design the new client.
The previous crawlers were written in C#. I don't care what language you use so long as it runs on Vista but if you know C# you will probably benefit from the already written routines.
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The present website is located at coinvac.com. Use login rasiel and password eric2 to see the layout. 1) On the server side the coder will make a redesign of the layout to include a new section and text headers. See this before and after mockup for reference of how I would like it to look: [url removed, login to view] 2) The client will scrape records from various coin dealers. Each new coin dealer will go indented underneath the new section "vcoins" 3) The client will scrape records of coins on site [url removed, login to view] from a starting URL that I choose. For example, [url removed, login to view] 4) Client will take: largest image available from each record, sale price and text description 5) Client will parse coins from each record title via a csv file that I have created and match keywords to categories. For example, on above link, the second coin in title has keyword "Julia Maesa" so client will parse this coin into category "Julia Maesa" 6) If client does not have a keyword match it is to place it under the Uncertain category 7) If client is unable to get price it should skip the record