Hi guys I am wanting to build a bot place to bets for me at certain times on Betfair, using perl. I will program the bot to do things in certain situations. This is perfectly legal because betfair allow it's site users to make and use bots.
I am wanting to find out how to scan a website and return information into a data structure within perl (scalar,array,hash, etc). I am guessing this will be using CGI.PM, but then again I'm not sure. Does anyone know where I can find some literature I can study to accomplish the above task or tell me things I need to accomplish it. I just need to know what to study. I have been told you can scan a website for data, but have no idea how it's done. any help will be much appreciated. Thank you