October 1993: AppleScript for the Mac.
April 2005: Automator for the Mac.
September 2018: Shortcuts for iOS.
October 2021: Shortcuts for macOS.
Does Big Sur require you to sign your own apps or other code using a proper Apple-issued signature? What about notarization and quarantine? Your questions answered.
Classic resource forks passed into Mac OS X, but were deprecated by Apple in 10.8. Now in Catalina they can stop working: is this a new security measure?
Can you sign AppleScript apps in Script Editor? Is there a better tool? What’s the best way to sign a command tool developed in Xcode?
Another ‘scripting’ exercise in Swift starts with time wasted sorting out signing. But it does get better after that.
Writing advanced dialog code and building a friendly front-end for a complicated command tool, in AppleScript.
Simply the best development environment, which now has superb support for AppleScript Objective-C. At half the price too.
Folder actions can do many useful things. Here I develop one to decompress Zip archives.
Old, often neglected, and only available on Macs, AppleScript should have been overwhelmed by numerous other scripting languages – if it were not for its unique abilities.
I have now used the first of three days allowed to rescue content from thousands of InDesign forms. Entering the second day, I had converted each document into a nest of IDML content, and needed to build that into the database.