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Want to know what's covered in MacTech? Take a look at our table of contents for 2008:

December 2008 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Learning Python on the Mac
    All about strings
  • A Dashboard Widget that Supports Drag-and-Drop
    How to drag-and-drop files and directories between Dashboard Widgets and/or Finder
  • The Road to Code
    Writing Even Less Code
    Introduction to Core Data
  • Built for iPhone 2.0
    Developing utility applications with the iPhone
  • MacEnterprise
    Managing Firefox
    Configuring Firefox for your organization's environment
  • The MacTech Product Guide
  • Kool Tools
    Some Great iPhone 3G Accessories
    Must haves for the iPhone 3G
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Mark Dalrymple
    Google, Borkware LLC

November 2008 Issue

  • C4 (2) Conference
    A report on this year's event
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Learning Python on the Mac
    An important, built-in scripting language
  • Integrating OS X With OpenLDAP/Samba, Part 1
    Configuring Your Mac To Work With Linux Samba and LDAP Servers
  • The Road to Code:
    Nobody's Perfect
    Document Change Count and Undo
  • Code Signing - Get Used to It!
    Digitally signed applications and you
  • Geek Guide: Projectors
  • Real World Reviews:
    NEC NP3151W 52, Da-Lite Deluxe Insta-Theater
  • MacEnterprise
    MCX: No Excuses, Now!
    New options for managing workstations in OS X Leopard
  • Advanced CVS
    Get more out of your CVS Setup
  • Book Review
    Xcode 3 Unleashed
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Blair Yakimovich, Transgaming, Inc.

October 2008 Issue

  • The Road To Certification: Revisited
    Increase your knowledge and build credibility on the way
  • Mac in the Shell
    Customizing the bash Experience Further
    Changing the bash shell to suit your needs
  • The Road to Code
    Come Together, Right Now
    Combining bindings, document-based applications, and table views
  • MacEnterprise
    Migrating FileVault
    Moving FileVault-encrypted accounts to a new machine
  • A Dashboard Widget that Reads and Saves its Preferences
    Create a Dashboard Widget that can save and read data after restarting it
  • Packaging Special Payloads with PackageMaker
    Bringing drivers, libraries, and plug-ins to the OS X target
  • Kool Tools
    Microsoft Expression Media 2
  • Kool Tools
    Kerio Mail Server
  • MacTech Spotlight
    Matthew Drayton:
    Nolobe Pty Ltd.

September 2008 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Customizing the bash experience
    Get comfortable in the bash shell and make the experience your own
  • MacEnterprise
    FileVault in the Enterprise, Part 2
    Data security for OS X administrators
  • Writing Help for man
    Learn how to write, install and test man help files on Mac OS X
  • A Fresh Perspective On AppleScript:
    An Interview with an AppleScript Newbie
    AppleScript insights and thoughts from a newcomer to the language
  • The Road to Code
    Writing Less Code
    Introduction to Cocoa bindings
  • Beginning REALbasic:
    Inside the Application
  • Book Review
    OS X Exploits and Defense
    "Own it...Just Like Windows or Linux!"
  • Kool Tools
    Jawbone 2 Headset
  • MacTech Spotlight
    Andrew Welch
    El Presidente, Ambrosia Software, Inc.

August 2008 Issue

  • Major Releases, Benchmarks, and Feedback
    Benchmarks and how the community contributes
  • Creating Widgets with Dashcode
    When to use Dashcode, and other important widget information
  • LBackup
    Flexible backup for system administrators
  • MacTech Salutes the 2008 Apple Design Award Winners
    Showcasing the best of the best of 2008
  • Creating a Backup Policy
    Design and document an effective backup system for your business
  • AppleScript and BBEdit
    Extend and enhance your BBEdit experience with AppleScript
  • SNMP Primer for OSX Leopard
    An article on "Understanding, Configuring, and Customizing SNMP on OS X Leopard" that might change the way you think about your Mac.
  • The Road to Code: Patterns in the Sky
    The Model-View-Controller Design Pattern
  • Book Review:
    Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Take Control of Easy Backup in Leopard
    Two backup titles in the Take Control of series
  • Kool Tools: Axiotron Modbook
  • MacTech Spotlight: Andy Lee

July 2008 Issue

  • Beginning REALBasic
    Designing the application
  • FileVault in the Enterprise, Part 1
    Data security for Mac Administrators
  • VBA's Coming Back. Is it right for you?
    VBA coming back is great, but it's not here yet, and even so, it may not be your best solution.
  • The Road to Code:
    One for the Archives
    Archiving objects and document-based applications
  • Creating a Dashboard Widget that Processes an RSS Feed
    What is an RSS feed and how do I process it from within a Dashboard Widget?
  • Enhancing Your Application with NSStatusItem
    How to Utilize the NSStatusItem API to add functionality
  • Wiki Services in Leopard Server Overview
    A "fast" introduction to wiki and blog services in OS X Server for the SysAdmin
  • KoolTools
    DVDxDV, DVDx Pro
    OmniGraffle Professional
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Matt Giger
    Lunar Software

June 2008 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Packaging and Installing
    Simplify and scale your install methodology
  • Printing with Leopard in the Enterprise
    Changes for Mac Administrators
  • Web Development for the iPhone
  • Andy Inhatko:
    A Helping Hand
  • Packaging for Leopard
    Introducing the new PackageMaker 3.0
  • Textmate: Take Your (Text) Editing to the Next Level
    Or: How to make friends with robot ninjas from Denmark
  • The Road to Code:
    More Cocoa Bits
    Interface Builder UI tweaking and introduction to table view
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Dave Hayden
    Panic, Inc.

May 2008 Issue

  • RubyCocoa
    A new way to write Cocoa applications--Part 2
  • Mac in the Shell
    File Manipulation with PHP
    ... and other tips
  • The Road to Certification--Part 5: ACSA and ACTC
    Increase your knowledge and build credibility along the way
  • Test-Driven Development Using AppleScript--Part 2
    Creating AppleScript applications using ASUnit
  • The iPhone SDK
    Overview and initial reactions
  • The Road to Code
    Cocoa Puffs
    Views, controls, actions, notifications, and delegates
  • Getting Started with REALBasic
    Learning the ropes
  • Moving Targets
    Leopard's new mobile options help you better manage mobile computers
  • Introduction to Core Animation
    Using Core Animation in your Cocoa applications
  • MacTech Spotlight
    Alexander Schoen & Peter Maurer
    Many Tricks

April 2008 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Data Manipulation with PHP
    PHP provides easy access to MySQL on OS X
  • Test-Driven Development Using AppleScript
    Using testing frameworks to create more robust AppleScript applications
  • Modularity
    Continuing our look at creating deployment images, with an intro to InstaDMG
  • RubyCocoa
    A new way to write Cocoa applications--Part 1
  • Grokking OS X's Undo Support
    How to effectively use the Undo Manager built into Cocoa
  • The Road to Code:
    Nice and Gooey
    Writing your first Cocoa GUI interface
  • What's in Your Target
    Unit testing and analysis coverage
  • Geoff Perlman on REALbasic
    Catching up with Geoff and REALbasic 2008
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Eberhard Rensch
    Founder, Pleasant Software

March 2008 Issue

  • Office 2008 Benchmarks
    How well does Office 2008 run compared to Office 2004?
  • The Road To Certification-Part 4: Pro Apps
    Increase your knowledge and build credibility along the way
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Scripting with PHP
    Forget that web stuff, PHP is a great scripting language
  • Sharing with Git
    Learn how to use Git to share your Xcode projects
  • "Image"ine That!
    A fresh look at creating deployment images
  • The Road to Code:
    Building on a Solid Foundation
    Exploring the Foundation framework
  • What's in Your Target
    Unit testing and analysis coverage
  • Geoff Perlman on REALbasic
    Catching up with Geoff and REALbasic 2008
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Austin Meyer
    President, Laminar Research

February 2008 Issue

  • Virtualization Benchmarking
    How do Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, and VMWare Fusion stack up?
  • The Road To Certification-Part 3
    Increase your knowledge and build credibility along the way
  • Mac in the Shell:
    What Has Really Changed in Leopard?
    Some differences for us Unixy scripty people
  • Getting Started with Git
    Learn how to use Git to manage your project
  • Managed Preferences, Part 2
    New options in Workgroup Manager in Leopard
  • The Road to Code:
    There's a Hole in Your Bucket
    Objective-C memory management
  • Adobe CS3 and Apple Script
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Marcus S. Zarra
    Owner, Zarra Studios, LLC

January 2008 Issue

  • The Road To Certification-Part 2
    Increase your knowledge and build credibility along the way
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Mass Remote Management with dshell
    Or, mass remote management without ARD
  • Networked Backups Using Time Machine
    Making easy backups even easier
  • Command Line Goodies
    New command line tools in Leopard
  • The Road to Code:
    You Have Your Mother's Eyes
    Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Managing Your Loadset, Post-Deploy
    How to keep machines up to date from a central location
  • MacTech Spotlight:
    Peter N. Lewis
    Stairways Software Pty Ltd.

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