Last year I started using AppJS to develop my Windows automation.
- It’s free
- You create the GUI in HTML
- It’s a 30MB download
- You don’t need admin rights or an installer on Windows to start appJS after its download and unzip. It’s just an EXE file that looks for its content html and interprets it. Makes it ideal for workplace settings without admin rights.
What is especially fascinating is that frameworks similar to appJS exist for Android, et.al. – so you can write a HTML+JS “app” that can be ported rather easily from Windows to Mac to Android to your own web server.
For German language speakers, a great documentation for HTML+CSS+JS design is selfHTML. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a current english translation. So, learn German. It’s a great expressive language.
Update Apr 4, 2016: Found a nice tutorial: