Software interacting with software
From Higher Computing Science
- Many information systems can interact directly with other software. This means that different information systems can exchange data without a user requesting it.
- When a web page is put up online, it may be visited by a web crawler, which is a program that navigates around the web by following hyperlinks. The crawler is indexing the contents of web pages to a database that will be used by search engines to provide search results.
- A bot is a program that can automate a task online. Boys are used to control chatrooms, or visit websites to gather prices for price comparison websites.