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AppleScript

The Definitive Guide

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596102119

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 565

View: 9994

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: The Definitive Guide

Scripting and Automating Your Mac

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379155

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 1152

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.

REALbasic

The Definitive Guide

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596001770

Category: Computers

Page: 724

View: 4452

REALbasic is a powerful yet easy-to-learn programming environment for the Macintosh, including Mac OS X. Using REALbasic, even novice programmers can create interfaces in minutes, and can generate entire, compiled applications for Mac and Windows without having to learn a complicated language. In REALbasic, you work in an intuitive and easy-to-use IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that accesses a powerful object-oriented version of the BASIC programming language. REALbasic : The Definitive Guide, Second Edition provides complete coverage of REALbasic 3,2,1 and later as well as a thorough introduction to the major concepts of object-oriented programming. This book takes the reader from zero knowledge of programming to the ability to program every aspect of REALbasic. The book is divided into three main sections : Part 1, Fundamentals, provides a detailed and comprehensive summary of the language. It quickly shows you how to think about programming and how to accomplish your goals in less time. Part 2, User Interface, details the rich classes and predefined tools that make life so much easier for the REALbasic programmer, including such familiar components of the visual arsenal as windows, buttons, and editable text fields. Part 3, Reaching Out, rounds out the book with comprehensive coverage of internet communications, multimedia, animation, and more. A new appendix, Growing an Application, takes readers through the stop-by-stop process of building an example application, which offers a glimpse into the author's own style of programming, complete with example code, expert tips, and practical advice. The first edition of REALbasic : The Definitive Guide was the winner of the 2000 Cubie award, given by REAL Software, in the category REALbasic Advocate of the Year. The book also won the Book Bytes award as best Mac programming book of 2000. REALbasic : The Definitive Guide, Second Edition is the essential reference for the expanding legion of Mac users who are discovering the power and flexibility of this programming environment. This edition has been completely rewritten to cover Mac OS X, to reflect new features of REALbasic Version 3, and to respond to readers'suggestions.

AppleScript: The Missing Manual

The Missing Manual

Author: Adam Goldstein

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553104

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 3459

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 in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Bruce W. Perry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491946369

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 8799

AppleScript in a Nutshell is the first complete reference to AppleScript, the popular programming language that gives both power users and sophisticated enterprise customers the important ability to automate repetitive tasks and customize applications. As the Macintosh continues to expand and solidify its base in the multimedia and publishing industries, AppleScript is the tool of choice on this platform for creating sophisticated time- and money-saving workflow applications (applets). These applets automate the processing and management of digital video, imaging, print, and web-based material. AppleScript is also gaining a foothold in scientific programming, as technical organizations adopt G4 CPU-based systems for advanced computing and scientific analysis. Finally, "power users" and script novices will find that AppleScript is a great everyday Mac programming tool, similar to Perl on Windows NT or Unix.In this well-organized and concise reference, AppleScript programmers will find: Detailed coverage of AppleScript Version 1.4 and beyond on Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. Complete descriptions of AppleScript language features, such as data types, flow-control statements, functions, object-oriented features (script objects and libraries), and other syntactical elements. Descriptions and hundreds of code samples on programming the various "scriptable" system components, such as the Finder, File Sharing, File Exchange, Network scripting, Web scripting, Apple System Profiler, the ColorSync program, and the numerous powerful language extensions called "osax" or scripting additions.Most other AppleScript books are hopelessly out of date. AppleScript in a Nutshell covers the latest updates and improvements with practical, easy to understand tips, including: Using AppleScript as a tool for distributed computing, an exciting development that Apple Computer calls "program linking over IP." Programmers can now do distributed computing with Macs over TCP/IP networks, including controlling remote applications with AppleScript and calling AppleScript methods on code libraries that are located on other machines. Using the Sherlock find application to automate web and network searching. Insights on scripting new Apple technologies such as Apple Data Detectors, Folder Actions, Keychain Access, and Apple Verifier.AppleScript in a Nutshell is a high-end handbook at a low-end price--an essential desktop reference that puts the full power of this user-friendly programming language into every AppleScript user's hands.

Programming IOS 5

Fundamentals of IPhone, IPad, and IPod Touch Development

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319343

Category: Computers

Page: 983

View: 5151

Provides information on using iOS 5 to create applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Apple Automator with AppleScript Bible

Author: Thomas Myer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047060431X

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 3595

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.

Apple Training Series

AppleScript 1-2-3

Author: Sal Soghoian,Bill Cheeseman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780321648792

Category: Computers

Page: 896

View: 6617

We know what you’re thinking. You’ve heard about AppleScript. You’ve heard that it can do amazing things. You’ve heard that it can automate away the tiring, redundant, repetitive tasks you do with the computer. All true. But you’re not sure about what’s involved with using it. Is it difficult? Is it programming? After all, you’re just a better-than average computer user. You know what you know, and your expertise serves you pretty well. But recently you’ve reached the point of asking yourself “Is there a better way?” The answer is “Yes.” And relax, you just got lucky. This book is for you. If you’ve never written a single line of computer code–this book is for you. If the most technical thing you do on the computer is calculate a column in Excel–this book is for you. If you’re tired of doing the same thing over and over–this book is for you. It’s about being motivated to explore, understand, and take advantage of the tools you already own. AppleScript is free–the only price for its use is your desire to finally sit down and take a few moments to absorb and activate its magic. This book starts at square one and walks you through the process of understanding and writing AppleScript–step by step, one concept at a time–until you find yourself suddenly creating powerful and useful automated solutions. And the lessons in this book are based on a decade of experience teaching hands-on classes to folks just like you. You can do this. You can become Master of your Computer Universe! Still don’t believe us? Open the first chapter and start reading. You’ll see.

AppleScript Programming for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598636200

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 6757

AppleScript is a high-level scripting language that comes free on the Mac platform. This handy scripting language adds functionality to the Mac operating system by automating tasks and adding functions to your Mac. If you are new to programming with Apple

JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook

Author: Danny Goodman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596517130

Category: Computers

Page: 604

View: 6999

Offers problems, solutions, and examples for readers using JavaScript and DHTML in Web pages, covering topics such as interactive forms, user-friendly navigation, dynamic and stationary content, and frames.

AppleScript

A Comprehensive Guide to Scripting and Automation on Mac OS X

Author: Hanaan Rosenthal

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430253525

Category: Computers

Page: 888

View: 8222

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.

iOS 9 Programming Fundamentals with Swift

Swift, Xcode, and Cocoa Basics

Author: Matt Neuburg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 149193672X

Category: Computers

Page: 604

View: 5330

Move into iOS development by getting a firm grasp of its fundamentals, including the Xcode IDE, the Cocoa Touch framework, and Swift 2.0—the latest version of Apple's acclaimed programming language. With this thoroughly updated guide, you'll learn Swift’s object-oriented concepts, understand how to use Apple's development tools, and discover how Cocoa provides the underlying functionality iOS apps need to have. Explore Swift’s object-oriented concepts: variables and functions, scopes and namespaces, object types and instances Become familiar with built-in Swift types such as numbers, strings, ranges, tuples, Optionals, arrays, dictionaries, and sets Learn how to declare, instantiate, and customize Swift object types—enums, structs, and classes Discover powerful Swift features such as protocols and generics Catch up on Swift 2.0 innovations: option sets, protocol extensions, error handling, guard statements, availability checks, and more Tour the lifecycle of an Xcode project from inception to App Store Create app interfaces with nibs and the nib editor, Interface Builder Understand Cocoa’s event-driven model and its major design patterns and features Find out how Swift communicates with Cocoa’s C and Objective-C APIs Once you master the fundamentals, you'll be ready to tackle the details of iOS app development with author Matt Neuburg's companion guide, Programming iOS 9.

Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Ben Waldie

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321702999

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3920

Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach intermediate Macintosh users how to automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks with the Automator application that is included with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Automator comes with many useful automated routines (called actions) preinstalled, for lots of popular applications, that do things like remove empty playlists from iTunes or add attachments to Mac Mail. The real power of Automator lies in mixing and matching these actions to have them do exactly the job you want. They're put together in a string of actions known as a workflow. Author Ben Waldie introduces readers to how Automator works, and then helps them assemble and use Automator workflows.

Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide

Take Command of Your Mac

Author: Daniel J. Barrett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449328989

Category: Computers

Page: 230

View: 8008

Unlock the secrets of the Terminal and discover how this powerful tool solves problems the Finder can’t handle. With this handy guide, you’ll learn commands for a variety of tasks, such as killing programs that refuse to quit, renaming a large batch of files in seconds, or running jobs in the background while you do other work. Get started with an easy-to-understand overview of the Terminal and its partner, the shell. Then dive into commands neatly arranged into two dozen categories, including directory operations, file comparisons, and network connections. Each command includes a concise description of its purpose and features. Log into your Mac from remote locations Search and modify files in powerful ways Schedule jobs for particular days and times Let several people use one Mac at the same time Compress and uncompress files in a variety of formats View and manipulate Mac OS X processes Combine multiple commands to perform complex operations Download and install additional commands from the Internet

AppleScript

Author: Mark Conway Munro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047092473X

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 9630

Developers will advance their AppleScript skills easily with this guide Part of the Developer Reference series, this book is packed with professional secrets for designing and building automated solutions with AppleScript, the powerful, system-level scripting language built into every Mac. Programmers will discover new ways to increase their professional efficiency and become more valuable in their jobs. With up to date coverage of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and loaded with real-world tips and techniques, this guide includes best practices and conventions along with informative lessons. You'll advance your scripting skills to the next level under the direction of a long-time veteran of the AppleScript community. Provides step-by-step lessons for designing and building automated solutions with AppleScript Written by a well-respected veteran of the AppleScript community Part of the Developer Reference series that focuses on enhancing the skills of professional Apple developers Filled with professional secrets, tips and techniques to help programmers increase their professional value Includes best practices, naming conventions, and much more With the information you'll get from AppleScript,you'll become a better and more effective developer. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

JavaScript Bible

Author: Danny Goodman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470146230

Category: Computers

Page: 1171

View: 6726

Make your Web pages stand out above the noise with JavaScript and the expert instruction in this much-anticipated update to the bestselling JavaScript Bible. With renowned JavaScript expert Danny Goodman at your side, you’ll get a thorough grounding in JavaScript basics, see how it fits with current Web browsers, and find all the soup-to-nuts detail you’ll need. Whether you’re a veteran programmer or just starting out, this is the JavaScript book Web developers turn to again and again. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

VBScript in a Nutshell

Author: Paul Lomax,Matt Childs,Ron Petrusha

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596004885

Category: Computers

Page: 491

View: 990

Lightweight yet powerful, VBScript from Microsoft® is used in four main areas: server-side web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), client-side web scripts using Internet Explorer, code behind Outlook forms, and automating repetitive tasks using Windows Script Host (WSH). VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition delivers current and complete documentation for programmers and system administrators who want to develop effective scripts. Completely updated for VBScript 5.6, WSH 5.6 and ASP 3.0, VBScript In a Nutshell, Second Edition includes updated introductory chapters that will help you keep current with the significant changes since the first edition was published. New chapters introduce the Windows Script Component for creating binary COM components, and the Script Encoder. The main part of the book is a comprehensive reference focusing on VBScript essentials with an alphabetical reference to all statements, keywords and objects, and a section of notes and solutions to real-world gotchas--various undocumented behaviors and aspects of the language--to help you avoid potential problems. Each entry in the reference section details the following: The keyword's syntax, using standard code conventions A list of arguments accepted by the function or procedure, if any exist A discussion of how and where the keyword should be used within the scripting environment A discussion of the differences between the operation of the keyword in Visual Basic or VBA and in VBScript Regardless of your level of experience programming with VBScript, VBScript in a Nutshell, Second Edition is the book you'll want by your side--the most complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-use language reference available.

Why Programs Fail

A Guide to Systematic Debugging

Author: Andreas Zeller

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0123745152

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 6980

This fully updated second edition includes 100+ pages of new material, including new chapters on Verifying Code, Predicting Errors, and Preventing Errors. Cutting-edge tools such as FindBUGS and AGITAR are explained, techniques from integrated environments like Jazz.net are highlighted, and all-new demos with ESC/Java and Spec#, Eclipse and Mozilla are included. This complete and pragmatic overview of debugging is authored by Andreas Zeller, the talented researcher who developed the GNU Data Display Debugger(DDD), a tool that over 250,000 professionals use to visualize the data structures of programs while they are running. Unlike other books on debugging, Zeller's text is product agnostic, appropriate for all programming languages and skill levels. Why Programs Fail explains best practices ranging from systematically tracking error reports, to observing symptoms, reproducing errors, and correcting defects. It covers a wide range of tools and techniques from hands-on observation to fully automated diagnoses, and also explores the author's innovative techniques for isolating minimal input to reproduce an error and for tracking cause and effect through a program. It even includes instructions on how to create automated debugging tools. The new edition of this award-winning productivity-booster is for any developer who has ever been frustrated by elusive bugs. Brand new chapters demonstrate cutting-edge debugging techniques and tools, enabling readers to put the latest time-saving developments to work for them. Learn by doing. New exercises and detailed examples focus on emerging tools, languages and environments, including AGITAR, FindBUGS, Python and Eclipse. The text includes exercises and extensive references for further study, and a companion website with source code for all examples and additional debugging resources.

Web Design in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Jennifer Niederst Robbins

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596009879

Category: Computers

Page: 796

View: 9068

Details a variety of front-end technologies and techniques and reviews Web design fundamentals while explaining how to work with HTML, graphics, and multimedia and interactive applications.

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