So. I'll try to make this quick and concise.
I am trying to learn how to create a JAVA program that will buy something on an online store for me. Basically, I collect art and sometimes something goes on sale and sells out in millesconds, I know it's because others are using bots and programs like this and the only way I will ever be able to buy something I want is to create something like this.
I have learned enough to know that I probably want to use JAVA to create such a tool.
The APP will need to be able to rapidly search a single page of an online store for a term that I define. When the item appears in the store, I want it to buy that item with Credit Card and SHipping info that I also define. I need the whole process to happen, like, under a second or two.
I guess what I am looking for from you guys are your opinions and advice:
If I just want to learn enough to make this one application with this one purpose, how realistic do you think it is? Can I teach myself this in a weekend or is it complicated stuff? Like, how would you rate the complexity of an app like this?
Also, where would I even begin? haha.
Thanks for all your help in advance.
I notice that you have posted this exact question on a number of other forums, namely this one and this one. While this is OK by us, we do ask that you BeForthrightWhenCrossPostingToOtherSites (<-- have a read of this article) and let us know where else you've posted your question.
You found the only two other places. I posted 3 total
Thanks for the answers.
Let me ask another question and I apologize if offering to hire help on here is taboo but if I offered like $500ish dollars would that be an fair, more than fair, or insulting offer to ask someone to create this for me and would anyone here do it?
as to "is $500 fair?"...the answer is "maybe". The specs are pretty vague right now. You've sort of said "I want to hire a carpenter to build me a house". How much it costs depends on whether you are really asking for a 1-room shack, or the Taj Mahal.
The devil is always in the details.
andy Samworth wrote:Let me ask another question and I apologize if offering to hire help on here is taboo but if I offered like $500ish dollars would that be an fair, more than fair, or insulting offer to ask someone to create this for me and would anyone here do it?
In "Fred form":
1. It's generally frowned on in the Java forums, but there is a 'Jobs Offered' forum in the 'Careers' section where you might be able to post your offer; but I don't know the exact rules for that forum.
2. Dunno. As others have said: not enough information.
3. I certainly wouldn't be insulted if somebody offered me 500 bucks. Whether I accepted it or not would depend on the answer to question 2.
4. Someone might; but not me I'm afraid.
And just one final point: you should be VERY careful about getting someone to write software that transmits Credit Card credentials. I certainly wouldn't let anyone I didn't know very well, or who works for a bonded company, do anything like that for me.