AppleScript: Developer Reference

Developers will advance their AppleScript skills easily with this guide

Part of the Developer Reference series, this book is packed with professional secrets for designing and building automated solutions with AppleScript, the powerful, system-level scripting language built into every Mac. Programmers will discover new ways to increase their professional efficiency and become more valuable in their jobs.

With up to date coverage of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and loaded with real-world tips and techniques, this guide includes best practices and conventions along with informative lessons. You’ll advance your scripting skills to the next level under the direction of a long-time veteran of the AppleScript community.

  • Provides step-by-step lessons for designing and building automated solutions with AppleScript
  • Written by a well-respected veteran of the AppleScript community
  • Part of the Developer Reference series that focuses on enhancing the skills of professional Apple developers
  • Filled with professional secrets, tips and techniques to help programmers increase their professional value
  • Includes best practices, naming conventions, and much more

With the information you’ll get from AppleScript,you’ll become a better and more effective developer.

From the Back Cover
Automate virtually any task on your Mac with scripts

If you want to automate workflow on a Mac, AppleScript developer Mark Munro can show you how. Having worked with AppleScript almost from day one, he shares his methods, tips, and insights to help you automate virtually any Mac task using this universal-access, open-ended scripting tool. You’ll quickly master the English-like syntax of AppleScript, write scripts to control apps, explore subroutines and open-ended programming, and learn advanced techniques you can put to immediate use.

  • Learn AppleScript and Script Editor basics and master the language
  • Work with text objects, numbers, lists, records, subroutines, and data and system events
  • Understand “if-then” statements and logical branching, and write a conditional script
  • Control applications with scripts
  • Explore open-ended programming, and create an image batch processor
  • Produce flexible and expandable scripts using a hierarchical subroutine design
  • Organize code into modules and libraries and create multi-module solutions

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Book Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470562293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470562291
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