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How to code your own program?

Discussion in 'General Scripting Chat' started by Audacity, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Audacity

    Audacity Newbie

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    I have an idea to make monetizing tumblr much easier. But, I'll need to code or make a program or something to do simple things like right click, press the tab key, whatsoever. I've tried iMacros but it doesn't support TAB. So, are there any guides to coding your own program? Is it easy or hard? Is it time consuming to learn the basics?
     
  2. BigBadW

    BigBadW Junior Member

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    Learning programming languages take some hard time, it is not an overnight job and not everyone can do it, it requires a logical thinking: What program will do after this or that if this happens when what? You have to tell program to move all of these steps to make it work properly. It will consume your time as much as you want to learn it, but to be a good programmer i may say that it takes years and they always developing they knowledge. There are guide how to learn coding basics and move on, but im not sure about the exact program step by step guide. Programming isnt a easy task, otherwise most of us would be using tons of selfmade software to make your lives easier.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    You may want to look into software like Ubot Studio or Zenno Poster
     
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    Well, I would just recommend you to study coding your own 'standalone' bot, and that would be so much faster and has a 'personal' feel.

    I recommend learning about HTTPrequests, and html/text parsing as it will just search for the <tag></tag> you are looking to (I assume it's what you are looking for because if you press tab on a web browser it will move on to the next element according to z-index.) and will trigger what action you may want to do with it.

    Goodluck!
     
  5. fatboy

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    Like the others have said, its kind of tough to 'get into' coding overnight.
    Visual tools like Ubot and ZP will help, but depending on how deep you want to go have a look at Mechanize in something like Perl - very handy thing to know :)

    Failing that, look about for someone to work with you and get your idea automated whilst you learn along the way.
     
  6. Audacity

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    Thanks everyone! I will look into the things you guys mentioned. I know HTML and CSS. Hopefully knowing both will help in the process :/
     
  7. instalikes

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    Very time consuming and difficult if youd like to overcome a company with a team of people who already know what they are doing. Have tried to one-up many a good website, and failed for lack of resources. If you know someone very knowledgeable and very cheap you might have a chance.
     
  8. Milanezi

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    For a simple task you can try AutoIt. It can be used for basic bots.

    BUT it won't be possible to make it multithreaded. If you really want to make a bot,
    look into HTTP.

    BUT first learn programming. There are many courses online about for example Java. I also see a lot of
    threads: "What is the best programming language?" Answer: just learn one, doesn't matter which one, at the end,
    they are mostly the same except if you go deeper into programming.