AppleScript is the kind of programming language you’d expect from Apple: elegant and easy. Want to display a dialog box? The command is “display dialog.” Want to repeat a statement five times? The command is “Repeat 5 Times.” This is a language anyone can learn -- including you, with help from Beginning AppleScript.
Using plenty of examples, Stephen Kochan gently introduces variables, classes, expressions, decisions and loops, strings, lists, records, files: all the stuff you’d expect in a programming language, only easier. Next, he turns to the specifics of scripting applications -- including a full chapter on scripting iLife. Whether you’re a user or administrator, this book will give you more control over Mac OS X than you ever thought you’d have. Bill Camarda, from the January 2005 Read Only