AppleScript Language Guide
AppleScript Finder Guide
AppleScript Scripting Additions Guide
Inside Macintosh: Interapplication Communication
The Tao of AppleScript
Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook
Applied Mac Scripting
AppleScript for Dummies
Scripting the Scriptable Finder
Ultimate Mac Programming
Author: Apple Computer Publisher: Addison-Wesley ISBN: 0-201-40910-0 Year: 1994 Pages: 380 pages Price: $29.95 Comments: Part of the AppleScript Developers Kit The AppleScript Language Guide is a very good reference manual and contains information not found in other AppleScript books.
Author: Apple Computer Publisher: Addison-Wesley ISBN: ISBN 0-201-40910-0 Year: 1994 Pages: 154 pages Price: $19.95 Comments: Part of the AppleScript Developers Kit The AppleScript Finder Guide is a reference manual for Finder objects and commands. A useful resource for some of the more obscure features.
Author: Apple Computer Publisher: Addison-Wesley ISBN: 0-201-40736-1 Year: 1994 Pages: 116 pages Price: $18.95 Comments: Part of the AppleScript Developers Kit The AppleScript Scripting Additions Guide explains the Scripting Additions that come with AppleScript and has a chapter on writing them.
Author: Apple Computer Publisher: Addison-Wesley ISBN: 0-201-62200-9 Year: 1993 Pages: Price: $36.95 Comments: contained on the AppleScript Developers Kit CD A detailed reference manual about the inner workings of AppleScript (Open Scripting Architecture, Apple Events, etc.).
Author: Derrick Schneider Publisher: Hayden Books ISBN: 1-56830-115-4 Year: 1994 Pages: 387 pages Price: $29.95 Disk: AppleScript, popular scripting additions and scripting utilities, sample scripts This book has a conversational style, and is aimed mostly at those with no prior programming experience.
Author: Danny Goodman Publisher: Random House ISBN: ISBN 0-679-75806-2 Year: 1994 Pages: 554 pages Price: $39 Disk: TableServer(TM), several scripting addition collections, sample scripts Comments: 1st Edition was called The Complete AppleScript Handbook A complete introduction and reference. Includes a well-written chapter about scripting of third-party applications. The AppleScript Quick Reference from the appendix is also available as AppleGuide.
Author: Tom Trinko Publisher: M&T Books ISBN: 1-55828-330-7 Year: 1995 Pages: 877 pages Price: $34.95 Disk: AppleScript 1.1, Frontier Runtime, demo versions of several other automation tools (on CD-ROM) Comments: The ISBN is correct, but may point to another, never-published book. If you have trouble ordering it from your local store, you can order direct from the publisher. The only book that covers Frontier in addition to AppleScript. Applied Mac Scripting won an Award of Excellence from the Digital Imaging Association as "Most Useful Book for Service Bureaus". Stephen Jovanovic wrote an online review of the book.
Author: Tom Trinko Publisher: IDG Books ISBN: 1-56884-975-3 Year: 1995 Pages: 396 pages Price: $19.99 USA $26.99 Canada £18.99 UK This book is a quick reference for experienced programmers and an easy to use introduction for non-programmers. If you've never even written a HyperCard script you'll still be able to master scripting once you've worked through this book. It has tons of examples including how to script applications such as Word, Quark Express, America Online, Excel, FileMaker Pro, the Finder, and DeltaGraph Pro. Some information about the Scriptable Finder commands didn't make it into the book.
Author: Steve Michel Publisher: Ultimate Mac ProgrammingAuthor: Dave Mark Publisher: IDG Books ISBN: 1-56884-195-7 Year: 1994 Pages: 575 pages Price: $39.95 Disk: AppleScript, CodeWarrior Demo, Programming utilities and demos, sample code (on CD-ROM) This book gives an introduction into Apple Events, the Open Scripting Architecture and Finder scripting. The appendix has reprints of several develop and MacTech articles relevant to Scripting.
QuarkXPress UnleashedAuthor: Brad Walrod Publisher: Random House ISBN: 0-67979-164-7 Year: Pages: 491 pages Price: $40 This book describes advanced techniques and useful XTensions, with an excellent chapter on scripting QuarkXPress. (The step-by-step example is in Frontier's UserTalk, but much of the commentary will be very useful to an AppleScripter.)
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