John Labovitz, John Labovitz Consulting, LLC
Date: Thursday, October 03
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm
Location: Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence
The Mac's history has been primarily interactive, while Unix's has been primarily programmatic. While the AppleScript language is useful for simple scripting, it’s often less than ideal for real-world programming tasks.
Since every Mac OS X installation now includes Perl, we have the golden opportunity to incorporate the best of both worlds. Great scripting languages like Perl can be fused with great graphic applications. Imagine if your Perl script could create a ready-to-print publication in InDesign, render a chart in Illustrator, or manipulate an image in Photoshop.
John Labovitz shows you how to harness Perl, with all its features and freely available software modules, for writing both simple scripts and full-scale programs. Specifically:
Learn what Perl modules & techniques are needed to interact with Mac applications
Explore small Perl scripts that do simple, repetitive tasks
Dive into fully controlling a Mac application
Discover pitfalls & warnings along the way
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