AppleScript is being embraced as a key technology component inMac OS® X. This powerful scripting language is designedprimarily to help coordinate the operation of other programs, andis an ideal solution to general programming problems. In thiscomprehensive tutorial, expert author Stephen Kochan presents youwith all the information you need to understand and efficientlywrite programs in AppleScript.
As you progress through the book, sample programs accompany theintroduction of each new concept, enabling you to write scripts,run them, and then examine the results. In addition, exercises atthe end of each chapter test your knowledge. This hands-on guidewill show you just how AppleScript's unique way of doing thingsdiffers significantly from any other programming language you'veused.
What you will learn from this book
How to start up the Script Editor application, type a program,and run it
Various ways to work with strings, lists, records, andfiles
How AppleScript enables you to communicate easily with otherapplications
How to write scripts for iLife® applications such asiTunes®, iPhoto , and iDVD
Ways to plan for errors, and how to handle them when they dooccur
How to use AppleScript Studio, which is the bridge betweenAppleScript and GUI applications
Who this book is for
This book is for novice programmers who want to learn how to useAppleScript for general programming applications and to automatetime-consuming tasks or experienced programmers who are interestedin saving time and money by using this powerful scripting tool.