Tornado is a ruby gem that let's you write ruby scripts that looks like this:
tell OSX do hide_everything end tell Terminal do open_new_tab("~/dev/web_site") open_new_tab(DEV_DIR) do tail "~/dev/web_site/log/*.log" end open_new_tab("~/dev/web_site") do run "autotest" end end tell Textmate do minimize_all_windows open DEV_DIR resize 400, "100%" reposition :east end tell Firefox do open_new_tab("http://web-site.local") end
None yet - this thing is new.
Tornado sits on top of Appscript, which is an Apple event bridge. Appscript is GREAT, I wanted something even higher level. Something that would just let me easily do the common things I want to do when switching between projects: open terminals, run commands, open the project in my text editor, minimize/hide other apps, etc.
See below for code comparisons:
Using Appscript directly:
# hide all apps se = Appscript.app("System Events") se.keystroke("h", :using => [ :command_down, :option_down ]) # open a tab in Terminal and run "autotest" t = Appscript.app("Terminal") t.launch unless t.is_running? se.application_processes["Terminal"].keystroke("t", :using => :command_down) tab = current_window.tabs.last term.do_script("cd ~/dev/web_site && clear && autotest", :in => tab)
# hide all apps tell OSX do hide_everything end # open a tab in Terminal and run "autotest" tell Terminal do open_new_tab("~/dev/web_site") do run "autotest" end end
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Copyright© 2008 Jim Garvin
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