Frontier Runtime vs Apple Scripting

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  1. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    I remember sometime in the mid '80s learning "BASIC" programing on my early PC (even wrote a simple game program for my 3 year old son). Later in my work environment (Desktop Publishing and Graphics) I was introduced to the "scripting environment" in which most of the repetative actions and simple tasks were run through scripts. I was told that Frontier Runtime was one of the most powerful scripting (what software, languages, tools?) whatever. I would really like to understand and learn the art of writing scripts but I can't find any "beginner" type books on the subjects or anyone really willing to help on a one to one basis (or even a class for that matter). Can anyone shed some light??

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    Here is a good FAQ rundown of Frontier Runtime. Hope that's of some assistance. :)
     
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    Python :) Cross Platform Scripting Language with GUI :)
     
  5. Sparky's thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, this will give me enough to chew on for awhile...

    "I was introduced to the "scripting environment" in which most of the repetative actions and simple tasks were run through scripts. I was told that Frontier Runtime was one of the most powerful scripting (what software, languages, tools?) whatever."

    In 1992 I went to work for a company that worked very heavily in a scripting environment. 16 MACs just for page layout work and several others built specifically for either Photoshop or scanning input. We worked 3 shifts 24-7.
    At that time the supervisors were writting most of the scripts for uses such as job tracking, files location, size etc. and were doing it in "Frontier Runtime".

    That was my first exposure to scripting, since then I haven't either had the need or desire to start out on my own, but now I manage a small LAN with 5 machines and would like to start implementing some of the programs (scripts) I remember.

    PS thanks for the link Billicus, I've bookmarked it
     

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