AppleScript

AppleScript
Author: Hanaan Rosenthal
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 1430202378
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript Book Excerpt:

This book is the second edition of a critically acclaimed reference. AppleScript is a scripting language allowing users add functionality to the Mac operating system, automating tasks, adding functions, making things easier. It’s popular because it’s available for free on any Mac operating system, and it is easy to pick up and use, so it is within the bounds of any fairly proficient Mac user, not just developers. The new edition offers a complete guide to using AppleScript, from beginning steps, right up to the professional level - nothing is left out. This edition is updated to support AppleScript 1.10/Mac OS X Tiger.

AppleScript in a Nutshell

AppleScript in a Nutshell
Author: Bruce W. Perry
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781565928411
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript in a Nutshell Book Excerpt:

Introduces AppleScript and Script Editor fundamentals while offering a core language reference and instructions for scripting Mac OS 9 and 9.1 programs as well as Mac's control panels and extensions.

AppleScript The Missing Manual

AppleScript  The Missing Manual
Author: Adam Goldstein
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-01-31
ISBN: 0596553102
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript The Missing Manual Book Excerpt:

From newspapers to NASA, Mac users around the world use AppleScript to automate their daily computing routines. Famed for its similarity to English and its ease of integration with other programs, AppleScript is the perfect programming language for time-squeezed Mac fans. As beginners quickly realize, however, AppleScript has one major shortcoming: it comes without a manual.No more. You don't need a degree in computer science, a fancy system administrator title, or even a pocket protector and pair of nerdy glasses to learn the Mac's most popular scripting language; you just need the proper guide at your side. AppleScript: The Missing Manual is that guide.Brilliantly compiled by author Adam Goldstein, AppleScript: The Missing Manual is brimming with useful examples. You'll learn how to clean up your Desktop with a single click, for example, and how to automatically optimize pictures for a website. Along the way, you ll learn the overall grammar of AppleScript, so you can write your own customized scripts when you feel the need.Naturally, AppleScript: The Missing Manual isn't merely for the uninitiated scripter. While its hands-on approach certainly keeps novices from feeling intimidated, this comprehensive guide is also suited for system administrators, web and graphics professionals, musicians, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and others who need to learn the ins and outs of AppleScript for their daily work.Thanks to AppleScript: The Missing Manual, the path from consumer to seasoned script has never been clearer. Now you, too, can automate your Macintosh in no time.

AppleScript The Definitive Guide

AppleScript  The Definitive Guide
Author: Matt Neuburg
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2006-01-04
ISBN: 144937915X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript The Definitive Guide Book Excerpt:

Mac users everywhere--even those who know nothing about programming--are discovering the value of the latest version of AppleScript, Apple's vastly improved scripting language for Mac OS X Tiger. And with this new edition of the top-selling AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, anyone, regardless of your level of experience, can learn to use AppleScript to make your Mac time more efficient and more enjoyable by automating repetitive tasks, customizing applications, and even controlling complex workflows. Fully revised and updated--and with more and better examples than ever--AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition explores AppleScript 1.10 from the ground up. You will learn how AppleScript works and how to use it in a variety of contexts: in everyday scripts to process automation, in CGI scripts for developing applications in Cocoa, or in combination with other scripting languages like Perl and Ruby. AppleScript has shipped with every Mac since System 7 in 1991, and its ease of use and English-friendly dialect are highly appealing to most Mac fans. Novices, developers, and everyone in between who wants to know how, where, and why to use AppleScript will find AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition to be the most complete source on the subject available. It's as perfect for beginners who want to write their first script as it is for experienced users who need a definitive reference close at hand. AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition begins with a relevant and useful AppleScript overview and then gets quickly to the language itself; when you have a good handle on that, you get to see AppleScript in action, and learn how to put it into action for you. An entirely new chapter shows developers how to make your Mac applications scriptable, and how to give them that Mac OS X look and feel with AppleScript Studio. Thorough appendixes deliver additional tools and resources you won't find anywhere else. Reviewed and approved by Apple, this indispensable guide carries the ADC (Apple Developer Connection) logo.

Beginning AppleScript

Beginning AppleScript
Author: Stephen G. Kochan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2004-12-17
ISBN: 0764574000
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning AppleScript Book Excerpt:

A guide to the scripting language covers such topics as working with strings and lists, communicating with applications, handling errors, and using AppleScript Studio.

AppleScript

AppleScript
Author: Matt Neuburg
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0596102119
Category: COMPUTERS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript Book Excerpt:

Mac users everywhere--even those who know nothing about programming--are discovering the value of the latest version of AppleScript, Apple's vastly improved scripting language for Mac OS X Tiger. And with this new edition of the top-selling AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, anyone, regardless of your level of experience, can learn to use AppleScript to make your Mac time more efficient and more enjoyable by automating repetitive tasks, customizing applications, and even controlling complex workflows. Fully revised and updated--and with more and better examples than ever--AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition explores AppleScript 1.10 from the ground up. You will learn how AppleScript works and how to use it in a variety of contexts: in everyday scripts to process automation, in CGI scripts for developing applications in Cocoa, or in combination with other scripting languages like Perl and Ruby. AppleScript has shipped with every Mac since System 7 in 1991, and its ease of use and English-friendly dialect are highly appealing to most Mac fans. Novices, developers, and everyone in between who wants to know how, where, and why to use AppleScript will find AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition to be the most complete source on the subject available. It's as perfect for beginners who want to write their first script as it is for experienced users who need a definitive reference close at hand. AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition begins with a relevant and useful AppleScript overview and then gets quickly to the language itself; when you have a good handle on that, you get to see AppleScript in action, and learn how to put it into action for you. An entirely new chapter shows developers how to make your Mac applications scriptable, and how to give them that Mac OS X look and feel with AppleScript Studio. Thorough appendixes deliver additional tools and resources you won't find anywhere else. Reviewed and approved by Apple, this indispensable guide carries the ADC (Apple Developer Connection) logo.

AppleScript A Beginner s Guide

AppleScript  A Beginner s Guide
Author: Guy Hart-Davis
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-01-29
ISBN: 0071639551
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript A Beginner s Guide Book Excerpt:

Essential Skills--Made Easy! Learn to program in AppleScript, the versatile scripting language built right into Mac OS X and supported by most major applications. AppleScript: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to write powerful scripts with the AppleScript Editor to automate tasks, save time and effort, and automatically generate documents, spreadsheets, and e-mail messages. Debugging and error handling are also covered in this fast-paced tutorial. Designed for Easy Learning Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Tips--Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated Ready-to-use code at www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload Guy Hart-Davis is the author of Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, How to Do Everything iPod, iPhone, & iTunes, Fifth Edition, HTML, XHTML & CSS QuickSteps, and several other computer books.

Learn AppleScript

Learn AppleScript
Author: Hamish Sanderson,Hanaan Rosenthal,Ian Piper,Barry Wainwright,Emmanuel Levy,Harald Monihart,Craig Williams,Shane Stanley
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2010-07-10
ISBN: 1430223626
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn AppleScript Book Excerpt:

AppleScript is an English-like, easy-to-understand scripting language built into every Mac. AppleScript can automate hundreds of AppleScript-able applications, performing tasks both large and small, complex and simple. Learn AppleScript: The Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X, Third Edition has been completely updated for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It's all here, with an emphasis on practical information that will help you solve any automation problem—from the most mundane repetitive tasks to highly integrated workflows of complex systems. Friendly enough for beginners, detailed enough for advanced AppleScripters Includes major contributions from expert AppleScripters: Emmanuel Levy, Harald Monihart, Ian Piper, Shane Stanley, Barry Wainwright, Craig Williams, and foreword by AppleScript inventor, William Cook

Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible

Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible
Author: Thomas Myer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-10-29
ISBN: 047060431X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible Book Excerpt:

One-stop reference helps you get the most out of AppleScript and Automator One of the handiest ways to streamline your workload is to automate some of your most routine computer tasks. Mac users are lucky in that they have AppleScript and Automator automation tools built right in. This comprehensive guide shows you how to tap both these useful Mac features for Mac OS X and regularly perform such tasks as extracting unread e-mails from your Mail, scheduling workflows, and manually recording actions to create new automated routines. Brings you up to speed on Apple's built-in automation tools for Mac OS X, including a more thorough look at Automator than in many books, and shows you how you can automate many of your most repetitive or error-prone tasks Explains how to automate aspects of some of your favorite Mac features, such as iCal, Mail, iPhoto, iTunes, and iDVD Covers how to manipulate files and folders; work with PDFs, emails, and Web pages; schedule workflows; set up watch folders; create and use variables; manually record actions; and create AppleScripts that further automate functions The instruction in this detailed guide will help you increase your productivity using Automator and AppleScript. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard The Missing Manual

Mac OS X Snow Leopard  The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 906
Release: 2009-10-08
ISBN: 9781449388782
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X Snow Leopard The Missing Manual Book Excerpt:

For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to: Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

Mastering Mac OS X

Mastering Mac OS X
Author: Todd Stauffer,Kirk McElhearn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 878
Release: 2006-02-20
ISBN: 9780782151282
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Mac OS X Book Excerpt:

Mac OS X Help Line Tiger Edition

Mac OS X Help Line  Tiger Edition
Author: Ted Landau,Dan Frakes
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2005-12-20
ISBN: 9780132705240
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X Help Line Tiger Edition Book Excerpt:

With every update, Mac OS X grows more powerful, more dependable, and easier to use--and Mac OS X Tiger is no exception. But along with the new features come fresh issues--new areas to troubleshoot, new functionality to unravel, and new glitches waiting to confound even the savviest Mac users. Not to worry. Best-selling author and Mac guru Ted Landau turns his diagnostician's eye on Mac OS X Tiger, arming readers with fix-it knowledge This popular fix-it classic offers more troubleshooting information, tips, and hacks than any other single volume. Chock-full of detailed, understandable advice for maintaining and troubleshooting Mac OS X Tiger, this comprehensive reference is where users will turn before they head to the repair shop. Readers will find solutions for every Mac OS X problem under the sun plus the technical grounding they need to turn a diagnostic eye on their own operating systems. Filled with tips, tools, and preventive measures, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Library directories and folders, file and font maintenance, crash prevention and recovery, and more.

Beginning Mac OS X Programming

Beginning Mac OS X Programming
Author: Michael Trent,Drew McCormack
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 695
Release: 2005-10-24
ISBN: 0471751952
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Mac OS X Programming Book Excerpt:

Mac OS X Leopard The Missing Manual

Mac OS X Leopard  The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2007-12-07
ISBN: 9780596554569
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X Leopard The Missing Manual Book Excerpt:

With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It's just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's web browser. This Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using: Leopard's totally revamped Finder Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks Quick Look to view files before you open them The Time Machine, Leopard's new backup feature Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is a great new way to tame it.

Mac OS X in a Nutshell

Mac OS X in a Nutshell
Author: Jason McIntosh,Chuck Toporek,Chris Stone
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 801
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780596003708
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X in a Nutshell Book Excerpt:

Complete overview of Mac OS Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2) including basic system and network administration features, hundreds of tips and tricks, with an overview of Mac OS X's Unix text editors and CVS.

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours
Author: John Ray,Robyn Ness
Publsiher: Sams Publishing
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780672324741
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X in 24 Hours Book Excerpt:

Explains the basics of the Macintosh operating system and its software, covering topics such as iTunes, QuickTime, creating movies, networking, and automating tasks.

Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell

Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell
Author: Chuck Toporek,Chris Stone,Jason McIntosh
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 1025
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780596006068
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell Book Excerpt:

A guide to the operating system covers such topics as system preferences, using Finder and Dock, the FileVault system, Unix commands, and CVS.

Mac OS X

Mac OS X
Author: David Pogue
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780596004507
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mac OS X Book Excerpt:

Demonstrates the operating system's basic features, including Internet access, file management, configuring the desktop, installing peripherals, and working with applications.

AppleScript for Applications

AppleScript for Applications
Author: Ethan Wilde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AppleScript for Applications Book Excerpt:

Offers a tutorial for using Apple's scripting language to increase productivity, script workflow projects, build custom graphics, and integrate data from FileMaker Pro.

Ruby Cookbook

Ruby Cookbook
Author: Lucas Carlson,Leonard Richardson
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2006-07-19
ISBN: 0596554575
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ruby Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Do you want to push Ruby to its limits? The Ruby Cookbook is the most comprehensive problem-solving guide to today's hottest programming language. It gives you hundreds of solutions to real-world problems, with clear explanations and thousands of lines of code you can use in your own projects. From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge technologies, the Ruby Cookbook has something for every programmer. Beginners and advanced Rubyists alike will learn how to program with: Strings and numbers Arrays and hashes Classes, modules, and namespaces Reflection and metaprogramming XML and HTML processing Ruby on Rails (including Ajax integration) Databases Graphics Internet services like email, SSH, and BitTorrent Web services Multitasking Graphical and terminal interfaces If you need to write a web application, this book shows you how to get started with Rails. If you're a system administrator who needs to rename thousands of files, you'll see how to use Ruby for this and other everyday tasks. You'll learn how to read and write Excel spreadsheets, classify text with Bayesian filters, and create PDF files. We've even included a few silly tricks that were too cool to leave out, like how to blink the lights on your keyboard. The Ruby Cookbook is the most useful book yet written about Ruby. When you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look it up in the Cookbook.