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Need Guidance for Web Scriptingby locust (Sexton)
|on Mar 09, 2013 at 17:48 UTC||Need Help??|
locust has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm working a new job and have a need to automate some processes. I love PERL and have used it in the past but I'm rusty and need some guidance. What I am looking to do is write some scripts that can login to several differnet websites, run some conditionals, and based on the result, manipulate data and make updates/changes to these sites. I'm running on a Windows 7 platform.
I could conceivably create my own web server on my laptop and use it as my platform. However, maybe a standalone script(s) would be better than creating a web server. Not sure what modules would be beneficial for doing this either.
So what would be your suggestions for approaching this?Should I use strawberry perl? What type of perl should I install on my machine? Should I go through a ISP like hostgator and devlop it on their servers?
Also, I should note that all of the sites are using https, but I do have the user/passwords for them.
Thanks in advance!