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.
My task was to turn over 7500 files into a database, in which we could search, sort, and analyse – something normally viewed as requiring prolonged labour and great cost. I had just 3 days.