How To Build a Web Bot in 2 minutes

By : @FrenchTechLead

There is a ton of repetitive tasks that we can automate thanks to bots, in this article I’ll show you the easiest and the fastest way to build a bot using Python and Selenium πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€.

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1 . Download the Chrome Web Driver πŸ”¨ :

Chrome web driver makes it possible to manage the browser using any programming language, here we will use Python.

export PATH="$PATH:/Library/webdrivers/"
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2. Install the Selenium package for Python πŸ“¦ :

pip install selenium
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3. The Python code 🐍 :

To execute the Python code and run the bot use the following command:

python simple-selenium-bot.py

The usage of the sleep()method is very common in these types of bots, it allows you to wait for a request to be sent or for the UI to be refreshed before continuing the execution of the program.

The Selenium Bot in Action

This is a simple bot program that shows you how Selenium works, there is a lot of real-world use cases out there to implement in order to gain time or productivity using Selenium, here are some bot ideas I worked on previously :

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