Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook : Second Edition
||Author: Danny Goodman|
List Price: $34.95
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Publisher: ToExcel (13 November, 1998)
Sales Rank: 31,521
Average Customer Rating: 3.56 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Not the Old Testament, but rather the Guru's words
This is an old title, no doubt about it, but Danny Goodman was around at the inception of Applescript and knows what it is about. He approaches applescript from a broad base to give the reader total system understanding and then narrows things down to specific application. If you have no programming experience, I would think that this book would help, since scripting is programming, no matter what the guys at Apple try to pawn applescript off as. This book gives a framework to Applescript. I would like to see it rewritten for OSX, but you can fill in the blanks with the Apple's downloadable documentation. If you have the cash for this book, it is worth it. I only give four stars because it is five years old.
Rating: 1 out of 5
This book is the Old Testament of AppleScript - Move On!
So this would have been a great title, say in 1993. Do yourself a favor, unless you're into antiques, and get a real AppleScript book like the VQS titles from Peachpit. This book is nice to read, but it refers to an AppleScript of the past and has little relevance in the world of Mac OS X. Why people keep recommending this dinosaur is beyond me.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Thorough Resource for Scripters
Great tool for beginning scripters, and one that'll continue to be useful for the more advanced.
· AppleScript for Dummies
· AppleScript in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Nutshell Handbook)
· AppleScript : The Definitive Guide
· AppleScript 1-2-3
· AppleScript for Applications: Visual QuickStart Guide