Is JAVA the right language?
I have spent several hours learning the basics of JAVA...my goal is to be able to write a program that will access a certain website & check for certain information...so far, I have only been learning to write simple graphics programs and games...nothing I have found so far in JAVA talks about how to write a program that will access a specific website.
I am new to programming in any language...I need to write a program that accesses a web site (like a hotel website), logs in, and checks for availability during a certain day...and if it finds that date not available, I want the program to keep checking the website several times a day and if/when it finally finds that date to be available I want the program to send me an email to alert me.
Is it possible to write a program in JAVA that will do this?
I just don't want to waste alot of time learning something that can't eventually do what I want...Does anyone know how I can learn the type of JAVA programming I am trying to accomplish without first learning all the simple programs (like graphics programs I am not going to be using)...I am desperate, would be very grateful for any responses....please point me in the right direction! THANK YOU!
PS my computer skills are above average, I do understand the JAVA tutorials I have read, and I have written a few simple programs...I want to learn and I will put in the hours, but I am having trouble finding web-based tutorials that go beyond the simplest programs...is buying a book the only answer? I would like to continue learning online...Thanks again!