Man in the middle attack on banks
Selenium scraping of other people's fun and profit
Selenium is neat. It allows you to automate system tests and yadda yadda acceptance yadda...
Yawn. Real developers don't automate tests, they automate bank scrapes! Grabbing account balances on Monday, transferring money on Tuesday, that's how we roll.
~ A tongue-in-cheek presentation about the exercise in futility of scraping net banking interfaces. ~
We'll show you some of the more absurd measures banks deploy to guard their security. Security? You mean obscurity? Why would a bank need an API in 2014, hell we only just switched from Cobol on Cogs.
Dealing with an ever-changing canvas, a torrent of banners and "new offers" on a bank interface can be stressful. We'll show you the behemoth of a stack that was required to deal with a couple hundred integrated banks. Concretely, a chimera of Scala, PHP, Java, C#, JS and a lot of WD-40 that makes the thing actually work.
Yeah, WebDriver Firefox is neat, but CasperJS is spooky fast. So, let's combine the two! Everything may crash ~ so arm yourselves with exceptional exception handling ~ or you may just want to pivot to manually scanning printouts.
Marko Elezović is the tech lead of Instantor AB, primarily dealing with cash flow credit risk assessments.
In a loving relationship with new, disruptive and buzzword compliant technologies. Having recently organized the HRScala meetup group, he is trying to rally fans of alternative JVM languages under its flag.
CEO of Element and DSL Platform.