UBot Tutorials – Learning the Basics – 1

April 8th, 2010    •   by Frank    •   1 Comment »

If you are just getting started with UBot Studio, here’s a great place to get your feet wet. Contained within three section is a 30 minute video on how to write your first bot.

What this bot does it goes to Google.com and then simply inserts a keyword to be searched and then we capture (or scrape) the results from the results page.

This may not be an extremely useful UBot bot, but it does illustrate some important concepts.

First, simple programming techniques. Now, don’t let me loose you already, this is very simple. We’ll take it one step at a time. 

I promise not to sound like a technical manual too much. They bore me to tears as well. But the very first simple programming technique you will learn is how to use something called subroutines. It doesn’t take very long for your UBot code to turn into a pile of spaghetti mess.

Subroutines give us the ability to isolate sections of our program to test before you implement them into the final product. But don’t worry in this tutorial we’ll just simply be using a simple subroutine to create our bot.

Next will be looking at how to create a way to insert data into our bot and get results back from our bot. Once again very simple but it does teach you the simple procedure of input and output with UBot.

Also will start looking at how to analyze a webpage that we want to use within UBot and how to interact with it.

Finally I’ll show you how I create procedure on what I want done but carefully analyzing what I’m doing step-by-step. I think this may be the hardest thing to learn how to do as we assume quite a bit when were actually performing a complex procedure.

So let’s get started with the first video which you can see right below.

You can download the UBot file that was generated by this tutorial here: UBot Tutorial

Be sure to check out part 2 of this series, Ubot tutorials.

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  1. [...] If you haven’t first viewed the first video in this three-part series please check out the first video by clicking here: UBot tutorials part one. [...]

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