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Beginning AppleScript

by Stephen G. Kochan
     
 

What is this book about?

Geared toward programmers with no prior development knowledge, Beginning AppleScript serves as a comprehensive guide to using AppleScript on the Mac OS X platform.  This title introduces the reader to AppleScript, and then illustrates how to efficiently start writing scripts through sample programs as each concept is

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What is this book about?

Geared toward programmers with no prior development knowledge, Beginning AppleScript serves as a comprehensive guide to using AppleScript on the Mac OS X platform.  This title introduces the reader to AppleScript, and then illustrates how to efficiently start writing scripts through sample programs as each concept is introduced. Exercises at the end of each chapter allow the reader to test and demonstrate their knowledge on how to write functional scripts. The appendices include a list of other resources for additional developer information, and a summary of the language suitable for reference.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764574009
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/17/2004
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. Kochan has been developing software and writing books for over 20 years. He is the author and coauthor of several best-selling titles on the C language, including Programming in C and Programming in ANSI C (both from Sams Publishing), Programming C for the Mac (Macmillan Computer Publishing), and Topics in C Programming (Wiley Publishing), as well as several Unix titles, including Exploring the Unix System and Unix Shell Programming (both Sams Publishing), and Unix System Security (Hayden Books). His most recent title on Mac programming is Programming in Objective-C (Sams Publishing), which is a tutorial on the primary programming language used on the Mac for application development.

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