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MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

January 21st, 2010 01:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

coondoggie writes “Computer users with rudimentary skills will be able to program via screen shots rather than lines of code with a new graphical scripting language called Sikuli that was devised at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With a basic understanding of Python, people can write programs that incorporate screen shots of graphical user interface (GUI) elements to automate computer work. One example given by the authors of a paper about Sikuli is a script that notifies a person when his bus is rounding the corner so he can leave in time to catch it.”
Here’s a video demo of the technology, and a paper explaining the concept (PDF).

Source: MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

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