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Learn AppleScript free pdf AppleScript is omniscient, easy to understand, and built into every Mac, and this book will show you how to unleash its full power so that you can take control of your Mac! It is a high--level, natural--language, pervasive architecture custom built to control everything your Mac can do. As the language of automation for Mac OS X, AppleScript has complete access to the Finder's graphical user interface and controls interapplication communication with all AppleScript--able applications. Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X is up to date for all that's new in Apple's latest release of the operating system, Snow Leopard. It starts off with a concise introduction to the world of AppleScript so that you can get your bearings, and then moves directly to how to use AppleScript. Along the way, you'll learn how to handle variables, loops, and commands. We know that you'll be eager to get through the basics quickly so that you can start to get your feet wet with some higher--level concepts, such as debugging, AppleScripting, with databases, manipulating PDFs with SMILE, and automating media workflow. You could stop there, and you'd be a pretty good AppleScripter. But for serious AppleScripters, the "wild world" of AppleScript awaits. We'll teach you more advanced techniques, such as some best practices, manipulating the file system, and automating Unix/Linux applications. It's all here, soup--to--nuts, 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. AppleScript was intended to be a Mac--like and friendly tool for Everyman, and this book provides a Mac--like and friendly approach to learning and mastering AppleScript for every man, women, and perhaps even child. *Friendly enough for beginners, and detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters*Complete coverage of the AppleScript language and supporting AppleScript Studio tools*Fully updated for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard*Lets you take control of your Mac and learn how to automate tasks What you'll learn*See how to script in general and how to be an AppleScripter specifically.*Solve automation problems and find out which processes and applications are AppleScript--able.* Use AppleEvents, the building blocks of AppleScript--ability.*Build complex interapplication workflows as executable AppleScripts.*Debug, troubleshoot, and optimize your scripts.*Become a proficient, professional, or guru--level AppleScripter. Who is this book for? The audience for this book will be high--level power users who want to automate tasks on their Macs and make life easier for themselves, seasoned Mac scripters looking for an edge, beginning Mac scripters looking for the right start, and developers from other platforms and languages who want to start scripting on the Mac.

About Hanaan Rosenthal

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.

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Author : Hanaan Rosenthal
Publisher : APress
Data Published : 16 March 2010
ISBN : 1430223618
EAN : 9781430223610
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 950 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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