As you may know, I’ve created this site to sign up for / be an AutoHotkey mentor (I think having a mentor and being a mentor are critical steps to growing)
Matching AutoHotkey Mentors to Mentees was much more complicated than I had anticipated. After some work I realized using objects in AutoHotkey would be a great way to handle the data so I asked Isaias Baez to “drive” as he’s better with objects than I.
This script gets ~3,000 Downloads per week! And is an amazingly popular sub-thread on the AutoHotkey forum
The tool was first created in April of 2012. This means for nearly 10 years Rodolfo has worked on this on his own time! If you’ve ever benefited from using the tool, please consider donating to him. I did as, when I was first learning AHK, I used his tool to help see what code was being generated.
For years we’ve discussed many different approaches to automating windows programs. I started working on the below document last year and finally got it to a place that it’s ready to share. For each topic, I walk through different ways you might evaluate them. Please watch the below video to understand how to read and use the scores. Also note, the numbers given are assuming you’re an “Intermediate” user of AutoHotkey.
Here’s a video walking through the 17 Ways to Automate Windows Programs
Publishing your code into places like: Facebook, YouTube, or even WordPress can be a pain! For years I struggled with WordPress breaking my scripts even though they were tagged to leave them alone.
I finally had enough of WordPress breaking my scripts and asked Maestrith (the other of AHK Studio) to help borrow from the code built into AHK Studio that pushes via an API call to GitHub. We came up with the below code which makes it really easy to post your code in an HTML document or just link to a page that will render properly (and show Intellisense). You’ll need to swap out the endpoint (GitName) and your secret Token to get it to work, otherwise it will be a breeze! You can read more about GISTs here
Easily create a GIST with your GitHub account
AutoHotkey tutorial showing how to create a GIST with your GitHub account