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Wikipedia New Example Challenge

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

After looking at this article about AutoIt on wikipedia, I thought the second code example (find average) could be replaced with one more suitable for wider readership. I came up with this plan which I hope will encourage your support. The challenge is to write a new example for the page. You must submit the code to an arbiter who will remove any reference to you, the author, to ensure impartial judgement. The arbiter will reveal the winner to everyone after the winner has been selected.

The new example should...

1. comply to standard coding practices
2. be easy to follow
3. do something useful
4. be of interest to a wide audience
5. comply with the rules of the forum
6. not be longer than approximately 50 lines of code

7. convey the ease of use of AutoIt to beginners

Names will be removed from submissions by an independant arbiter before being judged.
MVPs will vote for the code they like best.
Since MVPs are on the judging committee, MVPs are not allowed to submit an entry themselves.
Team efforts can also be submitted.
All submissions go to the arbiter(s).

The deadline for submissions will be 10th February 2015. The arbiter is jaberwacky. All submissions should be sent to the arbiter. May the best code win!

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czardas,

Do you want participants to submit entries in this thread, or, ???


Forum Rules         Procedure for posting code

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

No! I want submissions to be anonymous until after the winner has been selected. That's where the arbiter comes in: to ensure there is no reference to the author of the code being judged.

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Then I guess you will post further instructions later (like how to submit entries)?


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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Update: jaberwacky has agreed to act as arbiter. Code submissions for this challenge must go to him. Only jaberwacky will know which piece of code was written by whom. The code will then be passed on to me. After a winner has been selected, the arbiter will inform everybody who the author of the code is.

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I think this is more an egg hunt for a widely useful script that is probably already in existence on the forum, and since submissions are anonymous MVPs might as well play too.  I am probably going to submit one of their solutions anyway as I doubt I am suddenly going to start voiding widely useful anythings.


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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

@boththose - This is a re-write of the second example on the Wiki page.  I think it is an excellent excercise, hopefully there will be full participation. 

 

Apologies, my comprehension skill seem to have diminished considerably. :

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

I think it's a bit problematic having players also judging the entries. I'm trying to keep it fair and simple,

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After looking at the article about AutoIt on wikipedia,......

 

Please add link to this article.


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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

If MsgBox($MB_ICONQUESTION + $MB_OKCANCEL, 'Something, something, something, Dark Side.', 'Would you like to watch the movie?') = $IDOK Then;ask user to watch the movie
    Run('telnet.exe towel.blinkenlights.nl');run the movie for user
EndIf
;have fun, btw dont blame me if you dont have telnet.exe on new OS :P, XP works just fine :)

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TCP server and client - Learning about TCP servers and clients connection
Au3 oIrrlicht - Irrlicht project
Au3impact - Another 3D DLL game engine for autoit. (3impact 3Drad related)



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Run("notepad.exe")
WinWaitActive("Untitled - Notepad")
Send("This is some text.") ; This simulates keyboard typing
WinClose("Untitled - Notepad")
WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Save")
;WinWaitActive("Notepad", "Do you want to save") ; When running under Windows XP
Send("!n") ; Simulates keyboard Alt+N (meaning No)

 

1.

I propose to use class names insteed English names of this button or titles.

2.

I propose to run "AutoIt v3 Window Info" and automate it toogether with Notepad


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"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
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This is an Example Challenge - if you would like to do it differently, submit your version rather than proposing people change theirs.

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√-1 2^3 ∑ π, and it was delicious!

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Are we limited to how many we can submit?


Snips & Scripts


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This is an Example Challenge - if you would like to do it differently, submit your version rather than proposing people change theirs.

Indeed you are right.


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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind. 

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft.au3 UDF * TeamViewer.au3 UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAP * WinSCP UDF * GHAPI UDF - modest begining - comunication with GitHub REST API *

My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

"Homo sum; humani nil a me alienum puto" - Publius Terentius Afer
"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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I would say you shouldn't rush it, and put forth your best effort, rather than a shotgun approach. Makes it much easier on our judge to go through them all.


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Was not my intent. ^_^

But, thank you for the advice.


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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

What are your thoughts on or experiences with a GUI jam packed with every example available?  In my experience that is where autoit really sets itself apart. something rudimentary where the same string is used many different fashions, everything is labeled like a preschool room ("im a xxxxx")  and all variables are labeled with very clear long names rather than to standard?  Going after all the easy one liners for sure...maybe get some sweet GDI+ one liners from UEZ....anyway heres my first couple to hopefully show the idea.

GUICreate("Example" , 400 , 400)

$ctrl_AVI = GUICtrlCreateAvi("C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Examples\GUI\sampleAVI.avi" , 0 , 20 , 20 , 40 , 40)
$ctrl_label = GUICtrlCreateLabel("That is an AVI, this is a label" , 61 , 10 , 55 , 70)


GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
sleep(4000)
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|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
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#20 ·  Posted (edited)

Are we limited to how many we can submit?

 

I never thought about this. I also didn't want to define every detail of this challenge. You have approximately 50 lines of code to play with. I think two small examples in the same file is acceptable, providing the examples are readable. I don't want jaberwacky to have to deal with multiple entries from the same participant. Make sure you have tested your code thoroughly before submission. Also you don't have to tick every box on the list. For me the most important is #7. convey the ease of use of AutoIt to beginners.

Same answer to boththose.

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