Script Debugger 6.0 Mac OS X
Scr Debugger 6.0 | MacOSX | 23.7 MB
Scr Debugger provides everything you need to quickly and easily author AppleScrs that work. No other scring tool can match Scr Debugger's capabilities for creating, editing and debugging AppleScrs. Its sophisticated Dictionary browser provides far more information than any other tool can and eliminates guesswork and needless experimentation. Simply put, Scr Debugger makes AppleScr easy.
What Is Scr Debugger?
Scr Debugger is an integrated development environment focused entirely on AppleScr. This focus allows Scr Debugger to deliver a suite of tools that make AppleScr development amazingly productive. Features like the dictionary explorer allow you to look directly into any application’s live scring interface and step wise debugging with the ability to see the state of all your variables make AppleScr usable in a way you’ve never experienced before. Of course, this is just a taste of the things Scr Debugger does.
Success with AppleScr depends on understanding the applications you want to automate. Scr Debugger’s dictionary window is where you discover the information and commands applications offer. But that’s just the launching off point. The Explorer is the place where you can experiment with the application, where you can explore the data that it offers and manipulate the data to see how the application responds.
The power of Explorers doesn’t drop away when you leave the dictionary. As you move to edit your scr they follow you and are available as you create and debug your scr to show the information you’re operating on.
Once you’ve discovered how to exploit the capabilities of an application, you’re ready to write scrs. Maximize productivity and write scrs easily and quickly with Scr Debugger’s powerful and flexible code creation features. Insert tell blocks for applications and objects or properties. Scr Debugger’s ‘clippings’ and text substitution features intelligently insert code ranging from AppleScr constructs (such as repeat loops), to basic tell blocks, to application commands (including parameters). Features expressly honed for the peculiarities of the AppleScr language let you easily navigate large scrs, automatically enter “end” lines and closing delimiters, and more.
As you create a scr, you’ll need to test it to make sure it behaves as expected. The first step is to run the scr. Should an error stop the scr, Scr Debugger tracks all the variables and their values up to that point, making it easy to discover what went wrong. Scr Debugger presents a complete picture of what’s happening as your scr runs.
The ever-present Explorers continually appear to show any value in great detail. If the value happens to be a reference to a song in iTunes, for example, it not only gives you its name, it also lets you explore the song’s attributes.
Use single-stepping to watch your scr as it runs, line by line, viewing the values of all variables at every stage of the scr’s execution. Use breakpoints to pause your code at key points. You can even create breakpoints that trap conditions in your code. You’ll never have to add another AppleScr log statement just to see where you are and what the value of an important variable is. With Scr Debugger, your code works by design, not by guesswork.
After developing a scr, you need to package it for your client, working group, or whoever is going to utilize it. Scr Debugger leaps in at this point to check for common errors when packaging scrs. Scr Debugger 6’s always-on code signing and versioning tools make distributing scrs to others amazingly simple. Should your scr contain sensitive or private information, you can export it in Run Only form to prevent others from accessing the code. Scr Debugger’s unique Manifest tells you instantly what applications, scring additions, libraries and frameworks are needed in order to run your scr successfully.
What's New in Scr Debugger 6:
Scr Debugger 6 delivers 25 new features to make you even more productive, and a raft of other tweaks and improvements. Scr Debugger 6 lets you tackle even larger projects, and to take advantage of new features such as progress reporting, scr libraries and AppleScrObjC.
Tame long scrs and stay focused on your work
This is our #1 most requested feature! You can now collapse and hide blocks of code and focus on code that matters. This feature makes working on long scrs so much simpler. Even on short scrs, you can hide irrelevant parts of your code to reveal what’s important.
Let Scr Debugger 6 create AppleScrObjC code for you
AppleScrObjC is a powerful technology that makes Apple’s developer frameworks available to AppleScr. The problem is that its syntax is both verbose and unforgiving. Scr Debugger 6 dramatically improves the AppleScrObjC coding experience in several ways, starting with code completion tools that generate syntactically correct code.
Scr Debugger 6 displays AppleScrObjC values as you debug
Scr Debugger 6 also comes to the rescue when you want to test and debug your AppleScrObjC code. There’s no more dealing with ocid values containing streams of meaningless numbers. With Scr Debugger 6, AppleScrObjC values are fully revealed. When working with NSArrays, NSSets and NSDictionaries, you can explore into them using all of Scr Debugger’s tools — the guesswork is gone. And like any other code, you can step through line-by-line, inspecting the results as you go. Scr Debugger 6 truly opens up the amazing power of AppleScrObjC.
Deploy scrs that can pass Mac OS X Gatekeeper
If you distribute scrs, chances are you want them to pass muster with Mac OS X’s Gatekeeper, and that means code signing them. Scr Debugger 6 makes this task almost invisible with its always-on code signing. Turn it on, and your scr is code signed every time it is saved. No more exporting, no more forgetting.
Never type a scr library’s name again
The power of AppleScr comes from its ability to harness other tools: applications, scr libraries and frameworks. Scr Debugger 6 introduces popup menus for entering application, library and framework names. You can see at a glance what scr libraries are installed where, for example, and you will never need to type — or mis-type — one of their names again. In the case of use statements, it will even enter version numbers where applicable.
Clippings are now more powerful than ever
New features let clippings — snippets of code you can quickly insert into your code — include the ability to display application/library/framework pickers, and link multiple placeholders so their values change in unison. And they are now fully searchable.
Follow along as you debug
AppleScr’s progress properties are a great way of displaying a scr’s progress in an applet, and now you can display them as you run your scrs in Scr Debugger 6.
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)\