Things are slow here at work. Too slow. So I've hit upon a project to keep me busy and extend my Perl knowledge. (Let's just say I'm a few steps short of Adept. ;)
What would it take to write a web spider that would regex out the weather forecast from my local Bureau of Meteorology (www.bom.gov.au) and email that information to myself, my wife, and a few select friends?
Am I right in assuming that the LWP module is wanted for something like this? Also, is there any complication involved in scheduling this sort of thing as a cron job?
So I guess my questions are:
- What specific tools would you suggest to accomplish this sort of task?
- Can anyone suggest other good projects for improving general Perl skill?
Update: For the record this is not a homework question. I've long since graduated! I've taught myself all I know about Perl out of reading the Llama book, Conway's OO Perl, etc, and I'm looking around for "mini-projects" I can do to further develop my Perl skills. Your patience and occasional help with this is much appreciated!