AppleScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 1st Edition
- Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
- ISBN-10: 1598633848 | ISBN-13: 9781598633849
- 368 Pages
- © 2008 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50
AppleScript is a high-level scripting language that comes free on the Mac platform. This handy scripting language adds functionality to the Mac operating system by automating tasks and adding functions to your Mac. If you are new to programming with AppleScript and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science professors, books in the for the absolute beginner series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. AppleScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner provides you with the programming skills that you need and shows you how to put these skills to use in real-world scenarios. Best of all, by the time you finish the book, you will be able to apply the basic principles you've learned to the next programming language you tackle.
PART I: INTRODUCING APPLESCRIPT SCRIPTING.
1: AppleScript Basics.
2: Getting Comfortable with the AppleScript Script Editor.
PART II: LEARNING HOW TO WRITE APPLESCRIPTS.
3: working with Values, Variables, and Classes.
4: Implementing Conditional Logic and Working with Loops.
5: Using Strings, Lists, and Records.
6: Improving Script Organization with Handlers.
PART III: ADVANCED TOPICS.
7: Accessing Files and Folders.
8: Automating Mac OS X Applications.
9: Debugging Your AppleScripts.
10: Introducing AppleScript Studio.
Appendix A: What's on the Companion Website?
Appendix B: What Next?