Automating Windows Applications with Win32::OLE (19 tags)
Many Windows applications are surprisingly automable through OLE, COM, DCOM, et cetera. Even better, this automation works through Perl as well. Henry Wasserman walks through the process of discovering how to automate Internet Explorer components to automate web testing from Perl.
Home Automation with Mac OS X, Part 1 (15 tags)
Having more control over how your home operates isn't just a geek fantasy. You can lower energy costs, improve security, and enhance the overall ambiance of your humble abode. Alan Graham shows you how to leverage your Mac OS X computer and get started.
Hacks for Smart Homes (14 tags)
Implementing home automation may be easier and less expensive than you ever imagined. By using your computer, your home can become much smarter. Gordon Meyer, author of Smart Home Hacks, covers the basics of automating your home with MisterHouse, an open source, home automation application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Move a step beyond automatic lights to a home that actually responds to stimuli.
Macintosh Home Monitoring (13 tags)
Want to learn a few simple home automation techniques to have your Mac send you a message when your mail is delivered, your kids come home, or your dog uses the pet door to go into the backyard? Gordon Meyer shows you how.
Automating Stylesheet Creation (9 tags)
Bob DuCharme shows how an XSLT stylesheet can read simplified XML-conversion instructions and create a new, working XSLT stylesheet from those instructions.