Sunday, July 29, 2012

ThisService 3.0

ThisService 3 is much-improved (via Jesper):

Normally, you have to write services using Apple’s Cocoa framework, using languages like C, C++ or Objective-C. With ThisService, anyone with a basic handle on programming can choose a language they’re comfortable with (like AppleScript, Perl, Python, Ruby or JavaScript (with node.js)) to write a service in. Many tasks suitable for services are easier to achieve with the right language for the task and you don’t have to figure out the service integration book-keeping.

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