Advances in control system technology and robotic process automation software are changing how enterprises view and manage business processes and workflows. From improved asset utilization, faster process completion, to real-time data access, automation opportunities are limitless. However, many companies find automation projects challenging to execute as it takes more than “just technical skills” to successfully manage one. You need to ensure you’re leveraging tools that will improve operational efficiency and performance.
Here are five apps you can use to achieve successful, rock-solid automation at maximum speed with the help of Windows tools for developers:
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Did you know Delphi is the fastest and most efficient way to manage automation projects?
RAD Studio Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for single-source multi-platform Native App Development with flexible Cloud services and broad IoT connectivity. It provides modernized VCL controls for Windows 11 and enables FMX development for Windows, Mac, and Mobile. Delphi is your choice for ultrafast Enterprise Strong Development. Enhancements include support for high-DPI and 4K+ screens, extended multi-monitor support, improved Object Inspector, and much more. Delphi is 5x faster for development and deployment across multiple desktops, mobile, cloud, and database platforms, including Windows 11.
Successful automation projects require communication and organizational skills. With Delphi’s enhanced Remote Desktop support (for VCL and IDE), you easily collaborate remotely with your team.
Is C++ Builder the ultimate answer to robust, lightning-speed automation projects?
C++ Builder is a rapid C++ application development toolset for native Windows, Mac, and Mobile development, with broad Cloud and IoT support. It features updated CLANG 3.3 and C++11 support with the fastest Windows 11 and multi-device development tools. It also allows you to connect natively to over 20 databases like Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and more with FireDAC’s high-speed direct access.
C++Builder comes with hundreds of components for every task, from creating user interfaces to database connectivity, enabling easy and fast builds for connected business applications on desktop and mobile platforms. In addition to the included VCL and FireMonkey components, a broad range of tools and components are available from the Delphi and C++Builder communities.
How can PyScripter leverage Python and Delphi’s winning team for automation?
PyScripter is a free and open-source IDE that supports writing, editing, and running python scripts. It has all the features expected in a modern Python IDE in a lightweight package. It’s also natively compiled for Windows to use minimal memory with maximum performance. Although it’s a simple and easy-to-use IDE, it contains more than enough features for professional users. PyScripter is fully developed in Delphi with huge extensibility via Python scripts.
Some of its features include:
- Syntax Highlighting Editor
- Integrated Python Interpreter
- Full Python debugging with support for remote debugging
- Integrated Unit testing
- Integration with Python tools like PyLint, TabNanny, Profile, etc.
- Full support for encoded Python source
- Remote Python Debugger
- Run or debug files from memory
- Code Explorer
- To-Do List
- Find and Replace in Files
- Integrated regular expression testing
- Choice of Python version to run via command line parameters
- Run Python Script externally (highly configurable)
- Modern GUI with docked forms
- Persistent configurable IDE options
Have you looked at Embarcadero Dev-C++, the ultra-light C++ power tool?
Embarcadero Dev-C++ is a new and improved fork of Bloodshed Dev-C++ and Orwell Dev-C++. It is a full-featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and code editor for the C/C++ programming language. It uses the Mingw port of GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) as its compiler. It can also be used with Cygwin or any other GCC-based compiler. Embarcadero Dev-C++ is built using the latest version of Delphi. It has a low memory footprint because it is a native Windows application and does not use Electron. Supported operating systems are Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.
What can LANSA do to take automation apps to the next level?
LANSA is an integrated family of highly productive design, development and maintenance products for multi-platform host and network applications. This family of products provides a highly flexible application development environment where developers can use a single skillset to build and deploy applications for the IBM i, Windows, or Internet environments.
LANSA’s powerful Repository-based 4GL has enabled developers to quickly deploy applications across computing boundaries and computing paradigms. A simple recompile can transform a host-centric IBM i application using RPG/ILE into a client/server Windows application using C/C++ or a browser-based Internet application using HTML and IIS Plug-in.
LANSA takes enterprise automation development efficiency to a level beyond what traditional low-code development platforms offer. The platform combines low-code and traditional coding in the same IDE. With one IDE to develop progressive web and desktop applications, you can develop web and desktop applications using many of the same assets. What’s more, you can easily access APIs with LANSA apps.
LANSA offers numerous solutions that can help you manage your automation. One of which is LANSA Composer. With this tool, you can integrate business processes and ultimately lower costs by reducing the amount of paper, email, fax, and human effort required to complete repetitive tasks.