I've been using AutoHotkey, a powerful scripting language, for about a year. During this time, I've written several programs to make my work at In.Tech easier. A few of my colleagues also use the programs and they seem to like what I've created. The latest version of AutoHotkey (1.0.45 and onward) now supports Regular Expressions, which makes it even more powerful.
AutoHotkey is open source and completely free, so there are no licensing issues. Plus, it has very helpful user community. So, if you need to automate boring/tedious tasks, and just need to code quick programs for solving special problems, give it a try.