From newspapers to NASA, Mac users around the world (concern) use AppleScript to automate their daily (regular) computing routines. Famed for its similarity to English (arts) and its ease (assist) of integration (combining) with other (another) programs, AppleScript is the perfect (amend) programming language (module) for time-squeezed Mac fans. As beginners quickly (apace) realize, however, AppleScript has one (digit) major shortcoming: it comes without a manual.
No more. You don't need (requirement) a degree (honor) in computer (machine) science, a fancy (flamboyant) system administrator (chief) title, or even (modify) a pocket (incurvature) protector and pair (unify) of nerdy glasses to learn (see) the Mac's most popular (favourite) scripting language; you just (meet) need (requirement) the proper (comely) guide at your side. AppleScript: The Missing Manual is that guide.
Brilliantly compiled by author (communicator) Adam Goldstein, AppleScript: The Missing Manual is brimming with useful (multipurpose) examples. You'll learn (see) how to clean (decent) up your Desktop with a single (azygos) click, for example, and how to automatically optimize (behave) pictures for a website. Along the way, you ll learn (see) the overall (coverall) grammar of AppleScript, so you can (crapper) write your own (possess) customized scripts when you feel (see) the need.
Naturally, AppleScript: The Missing Manual isn't merely (but) for the uninitiated (inexperienced) scripter. While its hands-on approach (move) certainly keeps novices from feeling (opinion) intimidated, this comprehensive (broad) guide (pass) is also suited for system (grouping) administrators, web (scheme) and graphics professionals, musicians, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and others who need (requirement) to learn (see) the ins and outs of AppleScript for their daily (regular) work.
Thanks to AppleScript: The Missing Manual, the path (line) from consumer to seasoned (cured) script has never been clearer. Now you, too, can (crapper) automate your Macintosh in no time.Product Details
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Pogue Press; 1 edition (January 31, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds