After pushing a while on “block”-automation Apps such as Shortcuts and Keyboard Maestro, I’m finally realizing that the next steps in my automation story will probably require more “abstract” scripts.
I’ve been toying around with Python (Automate the Boring Stuff) and more recently with AppleScript (I mean, trying to understand it besides the copying and pasting other’s scripts).
Now I fell I’m really getting a grasp with these languages, mainly AppleScript. Last episode with Doug Adams actually really got my mind going with AppleScript.
However, considering Apple’s lack of interest in automation tools for macOS in last years and even the depart of @Sal from Apple has got me thinking if this effort will be able to pay itself back.
Taking a look at the landscape for automation languages and our multi-devices world, I wonder though if it will be a good idea to invest my time in AppleScript or if this time and effort would be better invested in learning other more future-proof automation language which could be more easily ported into an iOS or even a Windows machine. And if so, which of these languages does the community thinks should better contribute for the tasks related do a lawyer/law professor?