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Web Hacking - Nadav Har'El

Wielding a Web browser (such as Mozilla or Internet Explorer), the world is at your fingertips. Stock quotes, newspapers, your bank statement --- all are just a few clicks away. You can also send SMSs for free, renew your library books, and check your university grades. Web automation allows you to harness all this power and more, by scripting what normally are interactive surfing sessions.

We talk about Web automation, its past, present and future, give some useful real-world examples of what one can do with it, and introduce Libwww-perl, a Perl module for Web automation.

lecture slides in pdf An article by Nadav Har'El on the subject