Collecting Information Automatically

A client needed a unique application that would collect data from a website at specific times and display the accumulated data in a graph. ┬áThe website from which he was pulling his information is a paid service, so I can’t demo it for you, I did put together a similar application using the daily temperature from the NOAA website.

Once a day a script runs which collects the current temperature for Yakima and Seattle and adds it to an XML file.  That information can be used in numerous ways, including creating on-the-fly graphs:

Sorry! I’ve done some updating and it broke this inspiration! It is on my list to fix…

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