Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:26 UTC
General Development "Computer users with rudimentary skills will be able to program via screen shots rather than lines of code with a new graphical scripting language called Sikuli that was devised at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With a basic understanding of Python, people can write programs that incorporate screen shots of graphical user interface elements to automate computer work."
Permalink for comment 405515
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Looks like more application automation
by fizzled on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 18:54 UTC
fizzled
Member since:
2006-01-06

From the video posted on their website, this looks basically like Expect for GUI's-- not a programming language meant for building applications from scratch.

I may actually have a use for this. I am forced to use a horribly designed internal application across a high latency internet connection. If Sikuli works as advertised, I could automate some of the slow, repetitive tasks that I need to do. So, instead of spending two hours clicking, typing, clicking, clicking, typing... I could just feed it a CSV file with the correct data to input and let Sikuli do the work.

Reply Score: 1