December 2, 2006 · 10:30 AM
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Main Presentation: AutoIT by Jon Bass
AutoIt was initially designed for PC "roll out" situations to reliably configure thousands of PCs, but with the arrival of v3 it has become a powerful language able to cope with most scripting needs.
AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys). AutoIt is also very small, self-contained and will run on 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 out of the box with no annoying "runtimes" required! You can even make compiled executable scripts that can run without AutoIt being installed!
Discussion: Want a Jan 06, 2007 meetup? Too much Holiday Hangover(tm)?
Do members need to bring anything?
Yes! Bring laptop as we will try to answer the eternal question: How best to support my aunt Tooty on XP-Home via dialup? Think Dynamic DNS, VNC, Hamachi, what else?!
Also there will be a 11 minute scripting challenge! Goal to be announced at minute #1.
Why should people come?
Put the fun and excitement back in tech. Plus, caffeine doesn't drink itself...
Come join us in the Coffee Shop with free WiFi for your laptop and big comfy chairs for the early birds...