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#1 ·  Posted

Hi,

I am in discussion with my company to use Autoit for automation. But my company wants to look for dedicated company who can support  us whenever we need in our automation as part of service contract. 

Anyone knows about any company or interested ?

One more question raised is my company wants to know if any big or middle size company use it for automation. pl let me know if anyone know about it.

thanks,

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#2 ·  Posted

vick,

         Your company really does not need a dedicated company for support.   Your company just needs a dedicated person to learn AutoIt.  You will get all the support needed right here on the forums.   I know this from experience.  With the help the people in this forum I have been able to automate hundreds of hours of work per week.  We are a mid size company that does medical billing for 52 Clients.  Many that are large practices.

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#3 ·  Posted

Agreed. There are many of us that use AutoIt and other languages in a corporate environment - when looking to implement a homegrown app written in Java or C#, you don't go looking for a vendor that does nothing but support Java and C#. You bring in people with the aptitude to learn the language and then provide them the training they need. This forum will provide you with all you need from that aspect.

That said, if your company is adamant about wanting a consulting vendor, perhaps Jon is looking for new clients:

https://www.autoitconsulting.com/site/

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#4 ·  Posted

thanks for your input guys. I know autoit and I show them demo as well. But as corporate culture, they do not want to rely on one person i.e. myself only so they want support from dedicated company so even i leave company they will not be in trouble.

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#5 ·  Posted

So what would be different if your company buys testcomplete ranorex hp leanft or other top commercial tools? AutoIt can do a lot but it first of all depends on which object technologies you want to test. Apple ios mobile is hard from autoit and will quickly depend on mobile webdriver solutions. If your company puts a message in the forum for a certain hourly rate you will find experts easily.

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#6 ·  Posted

yes sure that is also good idea. basically we have windows application mostly.

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

We had ranorex, and I still wrote AutoIt scripts for my job 100% of the time.  Keep generating solutions and teach your peers to do the same, the speed with which you can complete scripts in AutoIt and their effectiveness will be the greatest influences in getting traction in-house for AutoIt.  Even if they have no hope of going to prod, building replicas of solutions will highlight the flexibility of the language so that co-workers start asking 'can you do x in AutoIt?' , because that eventually changes to 'can you do x?' , which eventually changes to 'You better have x done by tomorrow.'

I have dropped scripts on, and deployed several tactical US Army systems at multiple classification levels with AutoIt and the US Army Golden Master deployed applications with AutoIt for many years.  It is not a question of capabilities, only of adoption and support as with every technical solution ever.

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#9 ·  Posted

very well thought

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#10 ·  Posted

Your company can post job ads in the forum and hire freelancers to support them. They can even hire some of us to be permanent employees - there are a lot of options available. It is just a matter of negotiations.

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#11 ·  Posted

1 hour ago, Juvigy said:

Your company can post job ads in the forum

To clarify, not in this forum.


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#12 ·  Posted

Well not in this section anyway , but i dont see why not in the CHAT section???

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#13 ·  Posted

Juvigy,

AutoIt itself is free and this official Autoit forum is here to offer free help to all AutoIt users. We accept the odd "Please help for cash" thread, but immediately lock it and leave it to individual members to contact the OP if they are interested. We never have, do not, and will never accept multiple "job ad" postings from any company - they can use one of the freelancer websites to do this. This forum policy is the directly expressed wish of Jon, site owner and AutoIt author - so there is no further argument to be had.

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#14 ·  Posted

I'm curious if there is any commercial/official support ie. for VBScript - especially from Microsoft ?

AutoIt is easy and well know, and well documented, and well supported on many forums.
So why somebody in companies management is asking for Commercial support to AutoIt but not asking for VBScript, HTML, JAVA, PowerShell, Windows Batch, but just maintaing this specified other language in they own internal    IT Department/Team.

But when it comes to AutoIt they asking for additionall commercial support ?

 


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#15 ·  Posted

They're just too acustomized to pay kilo- or megabucks for this and that, mostly smoke, that they find it inconvenient to benefit from something both powerful and free, then rely on humans for simple or dark corner questions.

Speaks volume for the real value of money vs. people.


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#16 ·  Posted

you guys are right. As management, they do not care whether their employee willing to learn or not. They just want to get some kind of assurance that anytime if something happened , someone will solve our issue. Because people for other technology they can find easily but knowledge with AutoIT they are finding difficulty so they are thinking like this way.

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#17 ·  Posted (edited)

I am with you on AutoIt support comparitively, its not taught anywhere, and the only forums you find it in are either dedicated to AutoIt or full of Skids writing mmo bots.

But if one of your bosses plays a PC Game and you author him a kick-ass bot, that might affect him right in the feels.  And then you get a sympathy vote for AutoIt, ftw.

edit:  a link of where AutoIt falls objectively on StackOverflow and Github.  I love it and use it all the time for everything, but it is not unreasonable to expect dev shops to lean towards languages in the top right especially if the code has to exist for many moons.

 

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#18 ·  Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, iamtheky said:

edit:  a link of where AutoIt falls objectively on StackOverflow and Github.  I love it and use it all the time for everything, but it is not unreasonable to expect dev shops to lean towards languages in the top right especially if the code has to exist for many moons.

You now what, I think the "low rank" is a effect of very good reputation of AutoIt Forum, as if you want to find solution related to AutoIt in 99% of all cases you will find the correct answer here.

 

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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. 

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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 *

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#19 ·  Posted (edited)

agreed, no one posts in those places, so no one answers in those places.  But I cannot also fault C-Level for metrics, its all they know.  Finding a demonstrable way to show the community is there (in lieu of paid support being available) is difficult.  Instead of chatbox we should have a metrics tab with pretty dashboards.  I'll spin up a Splunk instance if Jon will forward IPB logs...

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