Posts Tagged ‘PrimalScript 2014’


 

Throwback Thursday: Making batch files into executables

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2014 can make a variety of script files into executable files. We call that packaging. This feature is mostly used by VBScript and PowerShell administrators to wrap their scripts into an executable file that can be shipped to end users and prevent prying eyes from seeing what makes the magic happen. For the aforementioned VBScript and PowerShell scripts this usually means a package that executes the code in memory, without the use of a temporary file. We did however receive quite a number of requests lately to also package Batch or CMD files. Here is where the “Throwback Thursday”…   More »

2014 Software: Do I choose 32 Bit or 64 Bit?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by David Corrales
The question you have to ask when you decide to download the 2014 version of our products is: Which platform do I download? 32 bit or 64 bit? Most people with a 64 Bit OS will probably download the 64 bit version, but is this the correct choice? It may not be, depending on your needs. Here are some factors you need to consider:   1. Do I use Source Control? If you are using a Source Control provider, you have to determine if supports 64 bit or 32 bit only? For example, if you have an existing source…   More »

Don’t always start from scratch

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
We use scripting to automate tasks that would otherwise be very repetitive. However, when it comes to creating a script most users start with a blank slate, an empty file. Then they hunt for copy and paste sources to start and the script fills with bits and pieces from other places. Next time a new script needs to be created, the same process starts all over again. We have added a tiny little improvement to PrimalScript 2014 that might just make it easier for you to get started on a new script. You can save any file you have as…   More »

From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 4)

Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Alex Riedel
Welcome back. As we previously discussed, PrimalScript 2014 has a few new options for the script packager and has added features for creating MSI databases and deploying your script solutions. If you have missed the previous three installments, use the links below to catch up. From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 1) From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 2) From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 3) Today we are putting this all together and show you how to use this efficiently in your day-to-day operations.…   More »

From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 3)

Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
The last time we looked at the new installer option in PrimalScript 2014. You can find the article here: http://www.sapien.com/blog/2014/04/07/from-script-to-server-deploying-solutions-with-primalscript-2014-part-2 If you look at the deploy tab again, you will see a “Deployment” group. These functions will help you distribute your solutions to your target audience.   First lets look at the settings. There are two items that are mandatory. You need to have at least one file that gets deployed. If you look at the combobox, there are three items in it: Depending on what else you have defined for your solution, the initial file to deploy can either…   More »

From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 2)

Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
Last time we looked at the new packager options in PrimalScript 2014. You can find the article here: http://www.sapien.com/blog/2014/03/25/from-script-to-server-deploying-solutions-with-primalscript-2014-part-1 If you look at the deploy tab again, you see an installer group that was not an option in any of the previous PrimalScript versions This new feature allows you to wrap your scripts, packaged executables, associated scripts, modules, configuration and binary files in a proper Microsoft Windows Installer database for easier deployment. If you have participated in our MSIWizard community preview you may already be familiar with a lot of this. Let’s examine the options we have. Most of the…   More »

From script to server – Deploying solutions with PrimalScript 2014 (Part 1)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
If you take a look at the new 2014 version of PrimalScript you will discover a new tab on the ribbon interface: “Deploy” This tab combines three major stepping stones for deploying your scripting solutions: 1. The Script Packager that you all know from previous versions of PrimalScript. Of course this wouldn’t be much of a new version if there weren’t any upgrades. 2. The new MSI builder, which allows you to take your scripts, packages, modules and all the supplemental files you may need and wrap them into a professional grade installer package. 3. Last but not least PrimalScript’s…   More »

PrimalScript 2014: Introducing Restore Points

Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Alex Riedel
We have all done it. We started messing with code and changed it to the point where it just won’t work anymore. If you employ some kind of version control or backup you usually have some kind of previous version to save the day, but that really depends on how diligent you are with checking files into source control. Oh yeah, I know you wished you had made a copy of that file before you started messing with it. PrimalScript 2014 does that for you now, so stop worrying. The Backup properties now have additional settings, all turned on by…   More »

The 2014’s Are Here!

Saturday, March 15th, 2014 by Robert Morey
The 2014 Versions of Our Applications Are Out! We are very pleased to announce that the 2014 versions of all our software applications are out!  We have added lots of new features and abilities, many of which were requests that you sent to us and, therefore, we hope that you are quite happy with what we have done.  If you have licenses for the 2012 versions, you may go to your SAPIEN account and you will see your upgrade options listed next to your license keys.  If you have not yet done so, you will need to register your…   More »