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convert AutoIt programs to Java?

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I have been asked to convert many of AutoIt programs to Java. I don't know much about Java, so that is why I am asking this question. Is it possible and is hard to do?


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Did you ask why? There are many cheap Java programmers out there once you find a way to get the programs moved to Java ;)


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It think the answer will be as usual: It depends.

First I would ask some questions:

  • Why did you choose AutoIt to write the scripts in the first place?
  • What has changed so you want to convert them to Java?

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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It think the answer will be as usual: It depends.

First I would ask some questions:

  • Why did you choose AutoIt to write the scripts in the first place?
  • What has changed so you want to convert them to Java?

Autoit was what the major programmer was using when I started working. It was a good place to start and really like it. It is quite powerful.

The company is having a shifted in management and they want more Java code coming out of the Shop. It works on more platforms and we are expanding a little. Basically more work with fewer people.


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Is it possible and is hard to do?

Possible: Yes

Hard to do: Depends on what the AutoIt code does. Pure AutoIt functions or a lot of UDFs?

The biggest advantage of AutoIt in my eyes is the big number of UDFs for all kind of automation tasks (Office, Web browsers, Active Directory ...). If you use a lot of them converting your scripts to Java can be a big task.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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Thanks. Great, it doesn't sound like fun for me.

Anyone know of good books or websites for Java?


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I've been recommended to Head First: Java recently as I'm looking into Java programming for Android.


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I've been recommended to Head First: Java recently as I'm looking into Java programming for Android.

Just as an aside, I keep a copy of this exact book on my desk. They do an awesome job, and I find myself referring back to it often.


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