The Dawn of Screen-Capture Programming

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a screen-capture–based scripting environment that could signal a new programming paradigm that leverages the graphical interface as a sort of API. The Sikuli system lets users with minimal programming experience use GUI screen shots to create scripts that interact with applications. Ultimately, it will open opportunities to develop scripts that touch multiple applications without requiring any understanding of the underlying programs APIs.

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