Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Break 2009 Goal

So, the fall semester is finally over, and now I can get down to business. Among the other things I want to do this break, I want to really learn C and C++. I've used them before, but now it's time to really understand them. So, my goal is to create data structures in them both before the break is over. Sounds kind of boring probably, but I figure that by doing that, I can really understand pointers, memory management, and probably sneak in a little gtk, opengl, and who knows what else. I'm excited for the coming weeks.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Web Retriever: Part 1

Yesterday, after I finished a few finals, I decided that I wanted to start working on a basic web scraping program. It just annoyed me that I spend a lot of my development time offline, but yet there are so many good references online (, java apis, msdn library, etc.). So, I started work on my WebRetriever program, which will crawl any provided web page and retrieve all content from it that I can find through hyperlinks. The first step was to create a URL class, which will do the basic URL parsing and also enable me to be able to view certain pieces of a URL with ease.

The C# URL Code can be found here: URL.cs