Hi i was wondering is there a way to use ruby on rails to fill out fields in an external webpage submit it and get the result. Like ruby auto loggin in to a mail account and retrieving a mail or something like that?
on 2007-05-09 16:41
on 2007-05-09 16:46
Hi, Now if I understand you correctly what you've described here is a simple HTTP transaction which can be performed by pretty much every modern programming tool out there. What do you need Rails for here? Cheers, Yury On 5/9/07, Hector Matrix <email@example.com> wrote: > -- Best regards, Yuri Leikind
on 2007-05-09 17:28
i live in mexico and theres a page for sending free sms to cellphones but its full of publicity , it has 3 fields with name , phone number and message. i want to make an app on ruby on rails so that it fills this fields and click submit withouth me having to actually enter this page. i dont know if im making my self clear i hope i am thnx for the help.
on 2007-05-09 20:57
Yuri's point was that Rails is a framework for building database-backed web applications. You probably just need a command-line script... er, unless maybe you wanted to make your own web page that called the other web page but didn't have the ads... yeah, I can see that. Anyway, what you need is a web scraping tool. Popular tools I've heard of (but have not used) are scrubyt (http://scrubyt.org) and hpricot (http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/hpricot/) You might also do some googling for a Ruby SMS library (uh, like ruby-sms: http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-sms/) and just do the SMS work yourself... then you don't have the overhead of scraping the SMS website and you're not dependent on them being up. b