DeepScan Version 1.0 Released

I just knocked out version 1 of my DeepScan program. As mentioned before, it combines my prior SiteScan program with a lot of other ideas. You should already know how to use this program if you have used SiteScan before. Otherwise here is a breakdown of what you need to do:
  1. Enter the URL of your web site in the Home Page edit
  2. Press the Scan button
  3. Wait until you site has been fully scanned (you see the Done messages)
  4. Press the Copy button to move the file name to the Click portion
  5. Enter the number of times you want the app to click your links
  6. Enter the delay between clicks. I recommend 30 seconds.
  7. Press the Click button

Like its predecessor, DeepScan takes a while to scan large web sites. I plan to speed things up in a future release. I am about to leave my current job to work for another employer. So things are hectic at work. But I want to keep banging out code for your benefit free of charge. I figure I will do some maintenance on my DeepScan and SiteScan programs to get them working faster and without bugs. Then I plan to start coding a new program for you that I am currently thinking about. Stayed tuned for more good stuff.

DeepScan Being Coded

I have good news. Currently I am working on coding up my DeepScan program. As mentioned before, this program shall combine the features of my SiteScan program with a lot of new ideas. See the screen shot to the left. As you can see, the user interface is just about complete.

The coding behind the screens should not be too difficult. I just need to strip out the relevant code from my SiteScan program. Then I need to integrate that code into my new program. In a nutshell, DeepScan will allow you to (1) extract all the links from your web site, then (2) have the program navigate to each of these links as long as you want. I envision this to someday do things like detect broken links on your web site. Or it may eventually also perform site analysis.

I have not been able to knock out this app quickly because my day job is ending in less than two weeks. Therefore I am scrambling to find a new job. At first I thought I would just roll to another project hosted by my company. But that move looks like it is in jeopardy now. Luckily a buddy of mine is trying to get me to join his company. And the higher ups in his company look like they are in agreement. For now I will keep my fingers crossed. I may be a black hatter. But I still got bills to pay.