I need a stand alone scraper to scrape the prices, and conditions of books being sold online from various sites ( no more than 15 ). The scraper will consist of two parts - a stand-alone application and an API, both written in Java. The stand-alone application will follow the steps below: 1. Retrieve a list of books to be updated from a web location 2. Scrape the specified data from the sites for those particular books. 3. Upload the scraped data using a form post to a web URL The API should provide a way to scrape a specific book ( based on ISBN) from a specified site. The scraper should be efficient, FAST, and stable. It should be able to scrape thousands of books continuously without any problems. Please note that this scraper should be able to handle heavy loads of continuous scraping 24/7. To make it as fast as possible, the scraper should be threaded. Should there be any problems during the scrape because of changes to the remote site, an email notification will need to be sent to me and I should be able to make changes to it easily to make the scraper work again. I will provide the details and the list of sites to scrape from once your bid is accepted. The data to be scraped should be similar to the following: [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view]
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
This program will be runned under Linux with JDK 1.4