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Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X (Learn (Apress)) Paperback – 2 Aug 2011

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  • Paperback: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 3 edition (2 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430223618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430223610
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 5.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 878,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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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Only got through half this book but is has been a enjoyable read so far. For an existing programmer it can be a bit slow at times but this is understandable as this additional information will be needed by new programmers. The syntax of AppleScript is pretty usual to someone who is more use to languages like c, python etc. Apple seem to have tried to make it more readable but with a number of key words overloaded it is difficult to remember. The text handling is primitive compared with other scripting languages.
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Before writing about « Learn_AppleScript_The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Scripting_and_Automation_on_Mac_OS_X_Third_Edition », I wish to ask you to be lenient with me.English isn't my main language. I try to be understandable but I am sure that you will find some oddities which would fool the AppleScript's interpreter. Happily, I doesn't try to write for machines : all of them are dumb but to real readers with a real brain.
I discovered AppleScript years ago. At this time, « AppleScript's Language Guide » from Apple and the app's dictionaries were all my resources. Some years later I discovered a French book available only thru the net : « Aller plus loin en AppleScript » available thru [...]
It's fine but it's dedicated to users with a serious knowledge of the tool. Yes, I write about a tool, not about a language. I don't wan't to open a polemic. I just decided once that languages are dedicated to communication between human beeings. So AppleScript's links with languages are only those which gave me the opportunity to exchange with guys like Hamish Sanderson, guys able to use some of the 24 hours a day which we are given to help other person whose knowledge isn't so extended that their own one.
« The Comprehensive Guide...» appears to me as an extension of this activity as helper.
In more than 1100 pages, it offers a synthesis of what we wanted to know at least once during our life as scripter.
The authors took the long road, the one which doesn't give to the readers a set of ready to use scripts. They explain step by step not only what to do (which would give an interesting and useful book) but mainly, at least from my point of view, explain why to do this or that.
This approach is the one used by the teachers whose name is always present in my old memory.
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I had already purchased a couple of recommended books, AppleScript 1-2-3 and AppleScript, The Definitive Guide. While these were good in their own way when I was looking for help in how to do deal with a particular situation I had difficulty in finding this in these two books. As a beginner to AppleScript I was looking for something that was more in the way of a Cookbook and I found that this book filled the bill. It has a very comprehensive index and in its 1,000+ pages I have so far found everything I've been looking for. It is a bit out of date but this has not concerned me.
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Very much an in depth guid to Applescript. Have found it moderately useful but somewhat unreadable. It is very much a reference book. Delivery was exceptional considering its enormous weight!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn AppleScript 19 Oct. 2011
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Without any doubt, this is the most up-to-date and complete guide to AppleScript. Covering AppleScript 2 and the Mac OSX, the text is complete without being too lenthy and boring. The explanations are complete, and yet succinct, a rarety in programming texts, and well suited to both the beginner and the experienced user of earlier versions of AppleScript. Loaded with many easy to follow, yet highly informative examples of useable scripts, as well as the most complete covering of controlling AppleScript unfriendly applications via GUI scripting I have seen to date. The primary focus is in AppleScripting OS X v6, with relevant info about v5.
All that, with the incredibly low prices available, this is a terrific value to anyone interested in programming the Mac OSX.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best 6 Jan. 2014
By Oakman - Published on Amazon.com
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I have numerous books on applescript. This is probably the best of the best for beginners and advanced as well. Very comprehensive. Covers almost everything you will need, except for the specific applications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Step by Step Learning 13 Nov. 2012
By Chill1960 - Published on Amazon.com
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This was my second AppleScript book. It backed up the other book and I learned additional points not fully covered in the first book I read. The price made the purchase very worthwhile.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelllent Book 22 April 2014
By Yooper2 - Published on Amazon.com
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I was completely ignorant of AppleScript and this book took me step by step through the process. The book is very detailed and easy to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for learning. Beginners as well as advanced 29 July 2012
By Mark Withers - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very good read. It is loaded with examples and full explanation of the concepts. I found it very useful in both as a learning tool and as a reference.
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