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Learn AppleScript

The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X

Authors: Sanderson, H., Rosenthal, H., Piper, I., Wainwright, B., Levy, E., Monihart, H., Williams, C., Stanley, S.

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  • A new edition to meet the new growth in Mac users ready for Applescript
  • First AppleScript book to include support for Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard
  • The most comprehensive AppleScript book available, now in its third edition
  • Part of the line of Apress Mac titles bringing the Mac and iPhone to new users
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2362-7
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About this book

AppleScript is an English-like, easy-to-understand scripting language built into every Mac. AppleScript can automate hundreds of AppleScript-able applications, performing tasks both large and small, complex and simple.

Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition has been completely updated for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It's all here, with an emphasis on practical information that will help you solve any automation problem—from the most mundane repetitive tasks to highly integrated workflows of complex systems.

  • Friendly enough for beginners, detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters
  • Includes major contributions from expert AppleScripters: Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Ian Piper, Shane Stanley, Barry Wainwright, Craig Williams, and foreword by AppleScript inventor, William Cook

About the authors

Hamish Sanderson is a ten-year veteran of AppleScript and professional automation developer living and working in the U.K. Over the years, he has contributed a range of useful libraries and utilities to the AppleScript community and pops up with some regularity on the various AppleScript mailing lists. He is also the author of the highly regarded Appscript library, which brings AppleScript-style application scripting support to the Python, Ruby, and Objective-C languages on Mac OS X.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introducing AppleScript

    Sanderson, Hamish (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • AppleScript in Principle

    Sanderson, Hamish (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • AppleScript in Practice

    Sanderson, Hamish (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • Writing Scripts in AppleScript Editor

    Sanderson, Hamish (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Understanding How Application Scripting Works

    Sanderson, Hamish (et al.)

    Pages 77-141

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2362-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2361-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn AppleScript
Book Subtitle
The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2362-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2362-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2361-0
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
1104
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