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Software to perform actions by itself without actively being supervised by a user.

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Airgapped device remote erase

I'm setting up an airgapped device. It will have airplane mode turned on all the time. I am looking for an app that would erase the phone if the device connects to the network. Any apps/services like ...
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Automatic website navigation tools

I am looking for some automatic website navigation tools to use on a website. On some websites, one clicks on a button, and then a new form appears. Choose an option, then a new form appears (could be ...
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Is there something similar to PostSharp logging, but for Java?

Using PostSharp, one can add and customize logging to an existing .NET project. For example you can log the entry and exit of every method or all methods except getters and setters, along with ...
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Send mail if file content NOT changed [closed]

I'm looking for a way to check if file content is not changed since 10 min and if not send a mail File only contains 1 line with a number like this 1653014463445 edit: file "final" only ...
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Free or very cheap software for Windows that would allow me to demo an web application with smooth cursor movement

I need to create a video demo of my company's web application. Camtasia offers a feature that will "smooth" out the cursor movements in a screen recording. However, Camtasia is quite ...
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Where can I find an interactive Whatsapp chatbot that includes rich media in its responses

Need to find a chatbot software for Whatapp Business that allows for user interactivity, sending media eg videos, images. We are marketing the phone number for a public health campaign and hoping for ...
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My YouTube channel: managing all options on all videos, including translations of titles, descriptions, and captions

Overview One of my YouTube channels has around 3000 videos (of gameplay). Managing the videos individually is impossible. I want to manage all of the videos or a subset of the videos, as necessary. I ...
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Mail merging and automatic receipt of responses

I am tasked with collecting and updating a table with some performance metrics (e.g. no of metrics, no. of citations etc), for about twenty people. One specification is that I don't want the different ...
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Crash report, bug and task management automation

I need to collect logs from users, automatically merge them and track how many different users have the same bug. I don't even know good keywords for such programs. I believe it should be BugSplat or ...
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Full disk encryption after installation of the operating system

I am looking for a tool that automatically deploys full-disk-encryption on hosts with pre-installed operating systems. Must work with Linux/gpt. User should be able to decrypt the system via ...
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Software to create a bot to automate a process of changing values in a web application

I am looking for recommendations on software to automate a process of changing an web application by selecting a new item in several dropdowns. We have a manual process that at 8am, 12pm, 4pm, and ...
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Business backend software

I was tasked to set up or develop (in the worst case scenario) database with server application, which would serve as business automation. We would like to have following features in it: Database of ...
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Open-source software to automatically generate simple flow chart

I want to programmatically create small, really simple flow charts like the one below: Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LampFlowchart.svg What is a good open-source software choice to ...
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Software to alter a XML-File based on the content of tags

Good Morning! I have files in XML format with more than 3k lines. The structure is always the same and corresponds to this in repetition: ... <Placemark> <name> Text</name> ...
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Software Testing Library to connect and test external system

I'm looking for library recommendations in python (or other languages) that can help me connect to a remote system and then deploy applications asynchronously and then test the output of the stdouts ...
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How to strategize a slow data generation step of automation framework?

I have a sample website I am working with, where you can create an appointment using UI elements. Also, the same appointment can be created using API calls (Chaining endpoints). Another way (which I ...
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Auto-type tool for Raspberry Pi OS

Is there a software for Raspberry Pi that auto-types a sentence and presses enter for you every 30 minutes.
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Automation Tool for Native Windows Application?

I have an application running on a windows server which does not have API access or command line access. In other words you have to start the application and manually interact with it to use it. I ...
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Backup daily/weekly/monthly - but only the files that changed

If anyone can improve the title, then please edit it. Thanks. I am currently using Bvckup2. which I find to be well worth the price. Most of my data, I just mirror, but for some of it, I backup into ...
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Overview of using Grafana for automated sql reports?

I have a couple types of databases (postgres, mysql) that I regularly run queries on and email the reports. I want a reporting dashboard to automate these tasks. I've heard Grafana is a good way to go,...
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Automatic Cloud Synchronization Client for iOS

Is there a tool, that performs automatic synchronization of folders I have stored in the cloud (not iCloud, as there is no good way of using it on my Linux laptop) to a local folder on my iOS-device? ...
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What's the most efficient way to automate usage reports?

What is a good program for a small department to use in order to automate usage reports for their customers? We want to provide customers the ability to automate the pulling of their reports. We have ...
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Recommended software for ISMS Process automation

I'm working for a company which is a ISO27001 certified company. As per the policy we had different forms like access request form, access deactivation form , Incident form and etc. For internal ...
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Canary releases for a static page

I am developing static webpage that could be hosted anywhere. This webpage is pretty sophisticated, a single page app without a backend. I would like to experiment with continuous deployment -- ...
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On a Windows PC, is there a software that I can automate a left down mouse-click at a specific location using a keyboard shortcut

I have checked out the recommendations of this page. However, I've found that "AutoHotKey" has a pretty steep learning curve and "Auto Mouse Click Generator" does not have the ...
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What tools do you use to automate tests at rich client server?

I have experience at Web Browser automation testing and used Selenium WebDriver for that purpose. In new project our application is mainly Rich Client application and for automation we are using QF ...
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Software for automated Veeam backup evaluation

I'm looking for a software to automatically evaluate about 170 Veeam backups mails daily and maybe visualise the result. The result should display both the status of the backup (basically looking ...
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Program to automatically screenshot or notify if certain numbers, $0.00 is shown on the screen?

I'm testing a website to see if a price is $0.00 and set up an automatic clicker to click through the different options. It will take hours to go through though. Is there a program that reads the ...
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Tool for automating the process of getting inside a webpage, clicking around and downloading its new state

Quite often I solve problems related to getting a lot of information that I need on webpages by opening the browser on the developer mode, clicking around the page (or doing it automatically with ...
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Cheapest solution for phone number with automated message

What is the cheapest solution to buy a phone number (could be an international number anywhere in the world) that just plays a message that I've recorded then hangs up? I don't have a phone number. I ...
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What CI/CD tool to use for a web-based game?

For school I need to do research about the possibilities for CI/CD for a web-based game. I would like to automate the testing (and deployment) after a push to the GitHub repository. Currently I’m ...
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RPA Software for macOS

I'm currently an RPA developer using UiPath, I'm looking for a similar software to perform surface automation on a Mac running macOS Catalina (10.15.4). I have tried Automator, however I am struggling ...
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Development software recommendation for an industrial machine

We have developed the PC control software of an industrial complex machine. The software runs on a PC on the machine, and it communicates with: a PLC, some National Instruments acquisition boards, ...
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How To Program Repetitive Actions on Desktop Applications?

I have to do repetitive actions like croping segments from images. I do it quite well with "Windows capture screen" + MC Paint, but I believe that it can be automated. I have no idea how to ...
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Simple app to create advanced apps

I need to build a free app that does straight condition-action events It must allow advanced manipulation of phone functions, like turning on/off radios, monitor sensor state, launch other apps, read ...
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Interactive reporting dashboards

I work in a corporate environment with many reporting streams. Most of these are in the form of Word documents with different sections. The reports are done on a weekly basis by different groups and ...
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SQL to Pyspark Conversion

Suppose you are given a .sql file containing 10,000 lines of SQL commands and you were told to convert them to PySpark. What software would you use? ...the task I want to accomplish: Somehow automate ...
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Recommendation for an automation application PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION

I have a database that stores HIPAA protected pdf files. It is a repository for all scanned documents performed by data entry staff at my organization for the legacy EMR we are phasing out. The DB ...
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Is there such a thing as a "JavaScript black box" that I can safely feed JavaScript code into and get back the results?

I have various "JavaScript snippets". They are often related to some kind of obfuscation mechanism. For example: var _0xb144=['setRequestHeader','x-tool','oldbrowsers','accept-ianguage','en-...
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Microservice program startup manager

We have an old monolith that is being broken up into smaller processes, that run independendently and communicate with each other. We also have a (small) program that starts up these components at ...
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Cross browser testing tool with camera and mic access

We need to perform cross browser testing for a web conferencing platform (like Google Meet, Zoom etc). However, I couldn't find any tool that supports both camera and mic devices in browser. ...
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Program for Invention Engineering Constructions

I need to develop a collapsible metal construction. I have a few specific prerequisites. Generally speaking, it will be something like a big construction toy, but not be a toy. It has the specific ...
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Gratis Windows hotkey program for online gaming

In "a certain online game", I have four different attacks, currently bound to keys X, C, V and B. Using them in that order increases their effect. I.e X makes enemies more vulnerable to C, and so on (...
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Tools for organizing benchmark reports

I have an open-source project. We have some benchmarks. For simplicity, let's assume that the output of each benchmark is a 2-D plot (i.e. a vector of [x, y] pairs). Then, we have releases. After ...
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Free options of dynamic Gantt chart plugin for JIRA

I am looking for a free plugin for a Gantt chart in JIRA. I searched a lot but it seems that most of them are non-free. I am not sure if there exist such kind of plugin that can implement dynamic ...
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Automatically download statements from banks and utilities

Background: Going paperless is really popular and every bank and utility seems to want me to go paperless. My main gripe about doing so is that now I have to go out and download statements from 10 ...
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Software to autoconnect bluetooth device on win7 or win10 after system start

Is there any software I can use to autoconnect my Windows PC (Win7 or Win10) after a system start to my bluetooth speakers? I am using bluetooth speakers with my PC which is working fine, but after ...
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Get notified when RSS feed becomes dead

I would like to get a notification (in RSS or e-mail) when an RSS feed becomes dormant/dead. There is a RSS feed I would like to monitor. As long there are changes, it's fine. I'm talking about this ...
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Any tools to automate UI testing of iOS ipad App

My company is using an iOS app that keeps having issues whenever there is a new release. Currently, for every new release, I need to perform regression testing on the app itself to ensure (at least ...
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Fully Automatic OS-Installation in VMs

I must often install debian in virtual machines in the workstations I am working on and try to automate this. I do not want to store and reuse preinstalled vms due to these disadvantages: I would ...
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