Hasty Treat - Making a Vaccine Bot with JavaScript


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By Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski - Full Stack JavaScript Web Developers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Wes’ experiment building a vaccine bot!

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Show Notes

07:32 - First step

  • Finding the data. Open up dev tools.
  • Copy as Node.js Fetch in Chrome
  • Two ways to do this - Puppeteer, or raw requests, or a mix.

11:03 - Variablizing it

  • Store IDs
  • Booking form IDs
  • Vaccine IDs

12:56 - Finding out any restrictions

  • Is there a cookie?
  • Is there an XSRF?
  • Do these things change?
  • How often can you hit it?

15:20 - Caching

  • Array variable

16:59 - Delivering the notifications

  • Telegram
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