Getting started with AppleScript

Summary:Most Mac users, especially those coming from the Windows camp, don't realize that Mac OS X comes with AppleScript, a free, easy-to-use, "natural language," scripting language. To boost the understanding of this language and its tools for beginners and pros, Peachpit Press this week announced the release of AppleScript 1-2-3, a new book that offers step-by-step guidance for making scripts and using them to improve your productivity.

Most Mac users, especially those coming from the  Windows camp, don't realize that Mac OS X comes with AppleScript, a free, easy-to-use, "natural language," scripting language. These scripts can tie together actions from Mac applications, Unix commands, the Finder and other code.

To boost the understanding of this language and its tools for beginners and pros, Peachpit Press this week announced the release of AppleScript 1-2-3, a new book that offers step-by-step guidance for making scripts and using them to improve your productivity.

AppleScript 1-2-3 is by Sal Soghoian, Apple's product Manager for automation technologies, and Bill Cheeseman, a longtime scripting guru, when he's not being a lawyer. The articles are based on their seminars presented over the years at Macworld Expo.

The book will be on shelves and Amazon this month, and no doubt at the publisher's booth at Macworld Expo.

You can check out the first chapter online at Apple's scripting site.

Topics: Software Development, Apple, Hardware

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David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication a... Full Bio

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