[Pdx-pm] Windows Automation

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 19:08:02 PDT 2006

# from Kris Bosland
# on Monday 14 August 2006 05:26 pm:

>I am
>trying to develop a program through APIs, but progress is slow and my
> boss wants me to investigate windows automation and try to do the
> task by automation on top of some existing tools.

Because he worked his way up to management from software development, 
where he built multiple wildly successful projects using windows 
automation that had zero bugs over years of maintenance and operating 
system/application upgrades, right?

Has anyone coined the phrase "mythical API-month" yet?

Despite the name, Win32::GuiTest doesn't seem to require you to be doing 
any testing.  As hinted above, it may test your patience, but you've 
obviously got a drawer full of those squeezy de-stress things near your 
windows workstation already (hey, corporate-grade windows boxen should 
just fill the 3 5.25" bays with those, since they're typically 
networked so don't need the CD/etc.)

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge."
-- Charles Darwin

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