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AppleScript Scripting and Automating Your Mac

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ISBN-10: 0596102119

ISBN-13: 9780596102111

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Matt Neuburg

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Mac users everywhere--even those who know nothing about programming--are discovering the value of the latest version of AppleScript, Apple's vastly improved scripting language for Mac OS X Tiger. And with this new edition of the top-selling AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, anyone, regardless of your level of experience, can learn to use AppleScript to make your Mac time more efficient and more enjoyable by automating repetitive tasks, customizing applications, and even controlling complex workflows.Fully revised and updated--and with more and better examples than ever--AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition explores AppleScript 1.10 from the ground up. You will learn how…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Matt Neuburg has a PhD in Classics and has taught at many universities and colleges. He has been programming computers since 1968. He has written applications for Mac OS X and iOS, is a former editor of MacTech Magazine, and is a long-standing contributing editor for TidBITS. His previous O'Reilly books are Frontier: The Definitive Guide, REALbasic: The Definitive Guide, and AppleScript: The Definitive Guide. He makes a living writing books, articles, and software documentation, as well as by programming, consulting, and training.

Preface
AppleScript Overview
Why to Use AppleScript
Where to Use AppleScript
Basic Concepts
The AppleScript Language
Introducing the Language
Syntactic Ground of Being
A Map of the World
Variables
Script Objects
Handlers
Scope
Objects
References
Datatypes
Coercions
Operators
Global Properties
Constants
Commands
Control
AppleScript In Action
Dictionaries
Scripting Additions
Speed
Scriptable Applications
Unscriptable Applications
Unix
Triggering Scripts Automatically
Writing Applications
Appendixes
The AppleScript Experience
Apple Events Without AppleScript
Tools and Resources
Colophon