Brent Simmons’ Macintosh scripting weblog.
Monday, May 27, 2002
Brent Simmons here again. Unfortunately, due to time issues and a change in circumstances, Rob Jorgensen will not take over mac.scripting.com as planned. So this website now goes into indefinite hibernation. I suggest visiting these fine Macintosh scripting sites: MacScripter.net and AppleScript Info.
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Brent Simmons here. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It’s a time issue—there’s not enough time to run this weblog plus ranchero.com and inessential.com and do all the other things I do.
So this weblog will be turned over to Rob Jorgensen, who’s been doing, and will continue to do, a great job at AppleScript Info.
First we’ll have to transition the weblog over to his copy of Radio. I’m not sure how we’ll do that yet, but we’ll figure it out.
Anyway—it’s been a pleasure running this weblog, and I’ve appreciated all the links and nice words. I expect Rob will take it to the next level, and I look forward to being a reader of mac.scripting.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2002
PHP Beginner: Handling Users and Passwords with PHP.
Charles Eicher: Free Spam Filtering for Mac OS X: How to do it. “Spam is reaching unbearable levels and people are desperate for a solution. MacOS X includes traditional Unix mail handling software that is perfect for filtering spam, it’s already installed and merely needs to be configured and activated. Mail.app was recently upgraded to permit access to Unix internal mailboxes, now we can bring the power of Unix mail processing and filtering to this standard Mac application.”
DevShed: Writing Self-Documenting PHP Code.
The IDEs of Mac. O’Reilly on Java IDEs for OS X.
Cocoa Browser v0.3 is a browser for the Cocoa API reference docs. I use it and recommend it. It’s open source, so it’s also useful as sample code.
Peter Chapman’s RezBrowser tool runs in Radio UserLand and allows one to browse the contents of resource forks.
MacCentral: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.1.4.
inessential.com: RFC: Cocoa RSS API.
MacCentral: Cocoa ‘Extreme Mentoring’ training offered by The Big Nerd Ranch.
MacCentral: New beta version of OmniWeb available.
Studio Log: Scripts for Big Cat Contextual Menu Plug-in.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Studio Log: AppleScript Snips: Make Shell and Perl script files executable.
Applescript Web Publishing System (AWPS) updated. It’s an AppleScript-based Web page building system.
F-Script 1.2 released. It’s an open source “lightweight object-oriented scripting layer specifically designed for Mac OS X object system (i.e. Cocoa). F-Script provides scripting and interactive access to Cocoa frameworks and custom Objective-C objects.”
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
MacCentral: SQL4X Manager 2.0 MySQL Edition released.
Monday, April 15, 2002
A List Apart: Fixing Your Site with the Right Doctype. “You’ve written valid XHTML and CSS. You’ve used the W3C standard Document Object Model (DOM) to manipulate dynamic page elements. Yet, in browsers designed to support these very standards, your site is failing. A faulty DOCTYPE is likely to blame.”
Builder.com: Creating your first Perl module.
Studio Log: AppleScript Studio: Creating a Droplet Application.
Studio Log: Using Spoken Feedback in AppleScripts and Applescript Studio Applications.
MacNN: Jobs to keynote Apple Developer Conference.
The Little Page of Beta AppleScripts updates stringLib, tableLib, and strftimeLib. AWPS (Applescript Web Publishing System) reaches v0.4. (Via AppleScript Info.)
Friday, April 12, 2002
Emmanuel Décarie’s DocServer2man v0.2 tool for Frontier and Radio converts DocServer pages to man pages. (Via AppleScript Info.)
MacCentral: Mammoth PostgreSQL released for OS X.
DevShed: Zope and MySQL. “I’m going to show you how to hook your Zope server up to a MySQL database, and write DTML code that allows you to retrieve and manipulate MySQL table records using standard SQL commands.”
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