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TECO - built for string manipulations and was used for the first version of Emacs. Definitely a write-only language as there was an annual competition to see who could figure out what a specific TECO line would do to an arbitrary string.
I still use TECO occasionally. Learned it in 1972. I sometimes wrote TECO macros to do a task and while I was waiting for it to finish, I could write a Cobol or Assembler program to do the same thing, compile it and run it while still waiting for TECO to finish. It was really easy to use for scripting when the amount of data was small.
DXL is the worst one I've used... It's a pretty basic C-like language - the horrors come from the interface to the DOORS requirements management system, and how easy it is to leak memory without even trying. Here's an example - DXL can allocate, but not deallocate strings, so every string you use takes up memory, until the process (which might be on the server side of DOORS) is terminated.
I encountered DOORS and DXL when developing an API for accessing DOORS from Java, using (in-effect) hand-rolled RPC to call from Java into DXL (using a DLL written in C++ as an intermediary) and then returning results from DXL in JSON, which was deserialised into Java objects using Jackson. Of this, two parts didn't suck - C++ and Jackson. But... it worked. And worked reliably.
Java, Basic, who cares - it's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy cr*p
I am trying to record some screens, with mouse movements and keyboard input, and microphone input, as in "...Put the cursor here like this and enter xxxxxxx yyyyyy like that, and then move the cursor over here, and click the zzzzzzz button..."
The freeware I have encountered so far has been a major impediment. I (naively) thought it would be a few clicks and go. My education continues.
[[[[...Opinions // Suggestions // Advice...]]]] are welcome.
I have tried these with these recorders with these results...
Won't execute (Windows 7)
Records, an interface I can (barely) handle, and I like it, but it gives blurry results
Debut Video Capture
Non-commercial use only; this probably won't work, and I don't want to find out later.
So far the best as far as a resulting image that the user can see and understand; stupendsously complicated, but I'm barely making it work; but I'm worried about keeping stuff here at home; the thing is just so complicated that it is honestly scaring me.
Requires internet connection; and that's a major stopping point
- Successfully used in Win7 and Win10.
- Only 15 Mb installer
- Very easy to use, intuitive settings
- It makes the video and you can record the systems sound and / or your microphon, you configure the area to get recorded.
- You can record from Webcam
- You can set a watermark
- Works offline
- Good quality video in *avi format (minus as well, I listed it below too)
- Not many options (but at least what it is there works good)
- Only one output format --> *.avi, 1 hour session is around 2 Gbs (you have to convert it later to mp4 or reduce the fps in the avi format)
- The keyboard shortcuts don't always work (so I stop it with the mouse and cut the last 2 seconds when converting the fps)
- You can't show the key presses in the video (some other software I tested showed the key strokes as text in the right side, but I didn't like the rest, so I kept using electa)
EDIT: I have seen that the key press info is important for you.
The name of the one I checked where keyboard presses are listed is ashampoo snap 9 (they now offer v11), you have to register and they give you a limited free version. You need internet from time to time beacuse they check the license periodically. But... as I say, although they offer more options, I didn't like the result and I kept using electa.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I've used TechSmith's Jing tool for screen capture for a long time, and it includes video capture (with mic input) as well. Screen capture includes the option to draw, highlight and annotate screen captures, and integrates with screencast.com to upload screenshots for sharing (as an option), or to save or copy to clipboard. It's free and reliable... BUT it is now being replaced by a new tool from TechSmith[^]
The old version of Jing is still available on the above page though, and the description of the new tool suggests it does at least everything Jing does.
Jing runs the whole time with a small, discrete orange semi-circle docked to any edge of your screen; mouse over it and you get a simple graphical menu.
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