Section C.1. Scripting Software and Tools


C.1. Scripting Software and Tools

  • Script Debugger, a commercial environment for developing and debugging scripts and exploring scriptable applications, crucial to my use of AppleScript (this book couldn't have been written without it):

    http://www.latenightsw.com
  • JavaScript OSA , an Apple-event savvy OSA language version of JavaScript:

    http://www.latenightsw.com/freeware/JavaScriptOSA/
  • Mac::Carbon and Mac::Glue, modules for using Apple events in Perl:

    http://projects.pudge.net
  • Appscript, an Apple events implementation for Python:

    http://freespace.virgin.net/hamish.sanderson/appscript.html
  • UserLand Frontier , and its inexpensive little brother Radio UserLand , a brilliant, powerful scripting environment with its own scripting language and built-in persistent storage, great interapplication communications, and Internet server/client capability. There is now also a free open source version:

    http://www.userland.com
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/frontierkernel
  • OSABridge , a set of components making Perl, Ruby, Python, PHP, sh, and Tcl available as OSA languages:

    http://homepage.mac.com/philip_aker/
  • Loader , a system for rationalizing AppleScript libraries:

    http://applemods.sourceforge.net
  • PreFab UI Browser , an indispensable tool for GUI scripting:

    http://www.prefab.com/uibrowser/
  • REALbasic , an application development environment:

    http://www.realbasic.com
  • HyperCard , a once free, then overpriced, now out-of-date, Classic-only, unsupported, but historically insanely great Mac scripting and interface construction environment. Sales ceased in March 2004. For more information:

    http://pan.uqam.ca/pan/pmwiki.php/Pan/HomePage
  • Gary McGath's EightyRez , a free 'aete' resource editor; this book could not have been written without it:

    http://www.mcgath.com/EightyRez.html
  • Smile , a free script editing environment:

    http://www.satimage.fr/software/en/softx.html
  • FastScripts , a replacement for Apple's Script Menu:

    http://www.red-sweater.com/RedSweater/FSFeatures.html
  • Big Cat , a contextual menu script runner:

    http://ranchero.com/bigcat
  • Bellhop , a utility for turning a script into an application service:

    http://www.xendai.com/bellhop/
  • acgi dispatcher , a utility for using AppleScript applets for CGI with Apache:

    http://www.sentman.com/acgi/
  • QuicKeys , a macro program:

    http://www.startly.com/products/qkx.html
  • PreFab Player , a Classic macro program:

    http://www.prefab.com/player.html
  • iKey , Keyboard Maestro , and DragThing , launcher programs that let you run a script by typing a keyboard shortcut:

    http://www.scriptsoftware.com/ikey
    http://www.keyboardmaestro.com
    http://www.dragthing.com
  • Script Timer and iDo Script Scheduler , commercial products for running scripts at specified times:

    http://www.appsandmore.com
    http://www.sophisticated.com/products/ido/ido_ss.html
  • PreFab UI Actions , a scriptable utility for observing applications through the Accessibility API:

    http://www.prefab.com/uiactions/
  • Late Night Software's free List & Record Tools scripting addition:

    http://www.latenightsw.com/freeware/RecordTools/
  • Jon's Commands scripting addition:

    http://www.seanet.com/~jonpugh/



AppleScript. The Definitive Guide
AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0596102119
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 267
Authors: Matt Neuburg

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