[Pdx-pm] Windows Automation

Kris Bosland krisb at ring.org
Mon Aug 14 19:29:26 PDT 2006

	Yeah, this is one of those things where my technical appraisal was
'there is technology out there, but it's flakey, so lets just grind out
the API based code even if we reinvent some wheels'.  But windows gui
automation just sounds so easy from a distance, and I have to confess that
I don't have an extensive counter-case library to demonstrate how bad it
can be.  Sigh.

	Thanks.  I'll try Win32::GuiTest.


On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Eric Wilhelm wrote:

> # 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.)
> --Eric
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