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Anyone here use Sikuli for building bots?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by treetreetree, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. treetreetree

    treetreetree Junior Member

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    I have been messing around Sikuli it for a while now and made a pretty sweet bot for Soundcloud. It only does one very specific thing, so I don't think it's really worth sharing(unless someone wants to follow like 1000 people per day on soundcloud, if you do let me know and I'll be happy to share it)

    But Sikuli is an interesting language, that you can automate some pretty advanced things visually. It's hard to explain, but it's free and open source so if you don't know about it you should check it out. And if you do know about it, and have worked with it before, I would love to hear your thoughts, or if you have any ideas that have helped you with it.

    Some ideas I'm working on building
    autosurfing
    twitterfall bot
    auto posting to tumblr

    and more...

    any ideas?
     
  2. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    Sikuli is an interesting language but the fact that it's so slow and difficult to scale up made me move away from it. It's okay if you're writing a simple bot.
     
  3. treetreetree

    treetreetree Junior Member

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    What languages do you work with for bot building?

    I'm always up for learning more.

    I have been tempted to get UBot but it's a tough choice between that and just building something from scratch say with python(I've used that successfully for a couple projects as well)

    I have been impresses with bots people have made with ubot and shared on here for sure though. But if you have any suggestions I'm all ears.
     
  4. allysona

    allysona Newbie

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    sikuli is a great program for specific tasks
    it does require use of a (Virtual) screen and does use a fair amount of memory for the amount of work it can accomplish

    that said it can make building a tester rather quickly for a specific purpose before completing large amounts of effort building a socket based browser emulator that could be threaded

    being based on python the possibilities are open to a wide range of applications

    also the core sikuli IDE has a VERY low barrier to entry for someone without any experience writing code
     
  5. weedsmoker

    weedsmoker Junior Member

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    Sikuli is slow but it's good for visual based bots, when html parsing is needed and more speed i use selenium server, and when i need even more speed then i use beautiful soup library. Conclusion: Python rules :D.
     
  6. Gary Becks

    Gary Becks Power Member

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    IMO if you are going to use sikuli you may as well just skip the mumbo jumbo and start learning python. The syntax is super easy and you'll be able to automate anything.
     
  7. artificial_genius

    artificial_genius Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have used sikuli to automate scrapebox and xrumer before with lots of success.

    Something like ubot is far better for automating web tasks, while sikuli is better for managing desktop programs or flash sites.
     
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  8. Chees

    Chees Regular Member

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    I got uBot nulled with the pdf documentation. It cant export the exe but u can load the project and run locally. Pm me if u need it. I think its in the DNS list.