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Want to know what's covered in MacTech? Take a look at our table of contents for 2009:

December 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Tweaking Vim
    Or, How I learned to love the shell
  • MacEnterprise
    Packages, Receipts, and Snow...
    Snow Leopard's changes to package receipts and updates
  • 25 Years of MacTech
    Mac Memories
  • CSI: Crash Scene Investigation
    Examining crashes to catch the culprit
  • New Tools for Collaboration
    Alternatives for Exchange
    "Exchange for change," or, "Implementing Exchange Server services without the Exchange Server price."
  • The Road to Code
    Needling the Thread
    An introduction to threads
  • 2010 Buyers' Guide
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Björn Winckler, MacVim

November 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Debugging Python
    Stepping through code with pdb
  • Unlocking Podcast Producer 2
    Second in a series on the ins and outs of Podcast Producer
  • MacEnterprise
    Snow Leopard Scavenger Hunt
    Changes in OS 10.6 of interest to systems administrators
  • C4[3] in Retrospect
  • Apple, Meet Ruby
    A gentle introduction
  • Find Seven Samurai
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch, and beyond
  • Advanced MySQL Administration
    How to use some more advanced MySQL features
  • Kool Tools
    JustMobile Xtand & iDowell's iBox
  • Kool Tools
    Nutritional Products:
    BrainToniq and Gamer Grub
  • Real World Review Chairs: The Other Essential Tool
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Alan Oppenheimer, Open Door Networks, Inc.

October 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Snow Leopard in the Shell:
    Changes to the shell environment in OS 10.6
  • Humane Project Planning
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch, and beyond
  • Unlocking Podcast Producer v2
  • MacEnterprise:
    Snow Leopard, Launchd, and Lunch
    More launchd recipes, and a look at changes in Snow Leopard
  • Apple Script in Snow Leopard
  • The Road to Code:
    Look What the Cat Dragged in
    What's new in Snow Leopard
  • MacEnterprise:
    Packaging for Enterprise Deployment
    Building Installer packages for mass unattended distribution
  • Kool Tools:
    BookEndz
  • Kool Tools:
    Catching Up with Screen Capturing
    Camtasia for Mac, Voila, ScreenFlow, and SnapzPro
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Jesse Grosjean, Hog Bay Software

September 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Reading and Writing plist Files with Python
    Tame those pesky plists
  • Using Sassafras' KeyServer to Manage Licenses
  • The Road to Code:
    The Glue that Binds
    Copy and paste
  • MacEnterprise:
    Launchd for Lunch
    Recipes for using launchd for systems administration
  • Extending the Casper Suite with Dummy Packages
    Adding custom management hooks
  • New Tools for Collaboration:
    Introducing Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007
    An indispensable tool on any Sharepoint Website
  • Demystifying PKI: Enterprise Environments - Part 4
    A Series of Articles and How-Tos about PKI technology in the OS X environment
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Jeff Vogel, Spiderweb Software

August 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Accessing AddressBook with PyObjC
    Using a specific Cocoa API from Python
  • Demystifying PKI: Enterprise Environments
    A Series of Articles and How-Tos about PKI technology in the OS X environment - Part 3
  • Getting Started with Automator
  • Scripting PackageMaker: Checking Requirements
    Learn how to validate a target for installation
  • The Business: The Workshop, The Sales, and The Fun
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea,to product launch and beyond
  • MacEnterprise
    System Framework Scripting
    Using system frameworks in scripts for systems administration
  • JAMF Software's Casper Suite for Imaging
    Client Image Deployment and Maintenance - Part 2
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Arek Dreyer
    Dreyer Network Consultants

July 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Python Text Parsing
    Automating entries through keyword searching
  • MacEnterprise
    Scripting Opportunities for System Administrators, Part Two
    Running administrative scripts at login and logout, and more
  • New Tools for Collaboration
    Introducing Microsoft Document Connection
    "SharePoint parity for Macs?," or, "What users need to know about Microsoft's newest collaboration tool."
  • The Road to Code
    An Interview with Brad Cox
    The man behind Objective-C
  • JAMF Software's Casper Suite for Imaging
    Client Image Deployment and Maintenance - Part 1
  • Demystifying PKI
    Part two in a Series of Articles and How-Tos about PKI technology in the OS X environment
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Simone Manganelli, Simx

June 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Python on the Mac: PyObjC
    Writing native Cocoa apps using Python
  • Everything that can be invented has been invented
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch and beyond.
  • Simple Call Stack Logging
    Who called NSLog()?
  • Demystifying PKI
    Part One in a Series of Articles and How-Tos about PKI technology in the OS X environment
  • New Tools for Collaboration: Sharepoint 101
    "This ain't your mother's file server," or, "What administrators need to know about Microsoft's webified tool for working together"
  • The Road to Code: Chips or Fries?
    Handling user preferences
  • MacEnterprise: Scripting Opportunities for System Administrators, Part One
    When, where, why, and how you should run administrative scripts
  • Installer Plugins
    Build a basic installer plug-in using Xcode
  • Real World Review
    Small Tree Edge-CorE ES4548D Switch
  • Kool Tools
    Etymotic EtyBLU Headset
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Philip Goward and Greg Scown
    SmileOnMyMac

May 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell: Learn Python on the Mac: Classes
    Building a Basic Class
  • MacEnterprise: Pain Management
    Dealing with Apple firmware updates in an enterprise environment
  • Packagemaker: Delivering Applications
    Learn how to build an application installer for OS X 10.5
  • New Tools for Collaboration: Supporting Entourage with Exchange
    "Be prepared!" or,"What administrators need to know about installing, deploying, and maintaining Microsoft's Mac mail solution"
  • Getting Set to Start Out Right as a Start-up
    All we know about starting an Apple business, from the idea, to product launch and beyond.
    by Michael Gobel and Oliver Pospisil, Inspired By Life
  • The Road to Code Windows to the World
    Windows, Panels, and Sheets
  • Kool Tools:
    Pulse Smartpen and Livescribe Desktop
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Jean-Daniel Dupas
    Ninsight - http://www.ninsight.fr/UK/

April 2009 Issue

  • Macintosh Data Encryption
    Protecting data at rest through disk encryption
  • Mac in the Shell: Python: Getting OOPy with it
    Or, delving into the real Object-Oriented Programming Features of Python
  • Collaborative Methods: Exchange Web Services
    "Finally, we can all get along," or, "What administrators need to know about Microsoft's newest E-mail protocol"
  • MacEnterprise: Integrating with Active Directory
    A look at third-party tools for leveraging your AD infrastructure
  • Introducing Unity: The Little Engine that can
    Your first step into games development needn't start with a C++ handbook
  • The Road to Code: A Window with a View
    Custom NSViews
  • HEAD-TO-HEAD: Parallels Desktop vs. VMware Fusion
    How do VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop for Mac stack up?
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Robert Kuilman
    http://halfduplex.net

March 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell: Learning Python on the Mac: Modules
    Organize code into reusable entities
  • Core Data Versioning
    How to migrate your Core Data persistent store
  • MacEnterprise: Packaging for System Administrators
    Building Installer packages for software distribution
  • Integrating OS X With OpenLDAP/Samba,Part 3
    Configuring Your Mac To Work With Linux Samba and LDAP Servers
  • iPhone Productivity Applications, Part I
    Developing applications that manage complex data
  • The Road to Code: Passing the Test
    Automated Unit Testing
  • Kool Tools
    MacSpeech Dictate
  • Kool Tools
    Rumpus 6
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Laurent Marteau
    Intego

February 2009 Issue

  • Creation
    Go make something - it'll make you a better tech, no matter your specialty
  • Mac in the Shell: Learning Python on the Mac: Functions
    Modularizing and simplifying your code
  • MacEnterprise: Loco for Local MCX
    Using Apple's client-management settings on the Local machine. Following up on MCX
  • Macworld 2009: The Best of the Show
    See what MacTech and MacsimumNews saw as some of the best from the Expo floor.
  • Python Cocoa - Delicious!
    Creating Mac OS X applications using Python instead of Objective C
  • Torque it to the Macs
    Get up and running with the Torque Game Engine
  • The Road to Code: Quit Bugging Me
    Debugging on Mac OS X
  • iPhone Productivity Applications, Part 2
    Developing applications that manage complex data
  • The MacTech Spotlight: Cortis Clark
    Sol Robots, L.L.C.

January 2009 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Learning Python on the Mac: Code Blocks
    Aka: the big indent
  • Getting Started with REALBasic - Part 4
    Designing the Application
  • MacEnterprise
    Packaging for Distribution
    Building Installer packages for software distribution
  • GPS and Your Photos
    How location-based data in your photos can help you organize them
  • The Road to Code
    Play it Again, Sam
    A review of the last year and a half
  • (Avoiding) Subversion Troubles On Mac OS X
    A few simple steps can help dodge big Subversion headaches
  • An Introduction to Graphviz
    What is Graphviz and how to use it?
  • Integrating OS X With OpenLDAP/Samba,Part 2
    An article in a series, on "Configuring Your Mac to Work With Linux Samba and LDAP Servers."
  • Geek Guide
    Printers 101
  • Real World Review
    HP Printers
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Rich Siegel
    Bare Bones Software, Inc.


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