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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA



Next Generation Scripting on Mac OS X
Ernest Prabhakar, Apple, UNIX & Developers, Mac OS X Product Marketing

Track: Operating Systems and Applications
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Harbor Island II

UNIX scripting languages have always been important for connecting command-line utilities, and more recently for serving up web pages. The Macintosh added AppleScript, an end-user tool for chaining multiple GUI-based applications into a seamless workflow. Mac OS X not only allows you to combine all these in a single environment, but makes it easy to package them up as rich graphical applications which can invoke other services over the network. Find out how you can turn your desktop script into a full-featured network-aware application.

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