links for 2009-10-04

  • Pashua is a tool for creating native Aqua dialog windows from programming languages that have none or only limited support for graphic user interfaces on Mac OS X. Currently, it supports AppleScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Rexx, Ruby, shell scripts and Tcl—and if your favourite language is not included in this list: writing the glue code for communicating with Pashua is pretty simple.

    The GUI elements which can be used for such dialogs include text input fields (single-line and multi-line), checkboxes, radiobuttons, combo boxes, popup menus, open panels or buttons. Moreover, it's possible to embed images or PDFs. Any data submitted from the dialog will be passed on to the calling script, which can (of course) use it for anything.

  • Ankoder is a video transcoding web service built on top of Amazon's S3 and Elastic Cloud.

    We support upto Full HD videos in multiple formats like h.264 MP4, FLV, 3GP and Theora. It is super easy to integrate.