Retrieving information from the internet

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    Retrieving information from the internet

    How would I go about designing a program that could retrieve information from the internet?

    I have absolutely no code for this project at the moment, I would just like some tips on how to build something like this before I get started.

    As an example, If I wanted to build an application that would allow me to input a companies stock symbol and find out what their stock is worth at that moment, how would I begin designing this?

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    You can use libcurl ("curl") or wget, dpending on your platform. There are tons of APIs available, depending on your platform. And, there are lots of other considerations too.

    A lot of sites today are going more towards an XML interface (like with SOAP) for proving data such as stock quotes.
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