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Apple Pro Training Series: AppleScript 1-2-3 by Bill Cheeseman, Sal Soghoian

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Lesson 2. Dictionaries

Noah Webster Knew What He Was Doing

Property Definitions

Inheritance

Containment

Making Things Happen

Chapter Summary

What’s Next?

“The greatest lesson I learned in school was how to teach myself.”

Too often we confuse learning with the memorization and recall of facts and figures, instead of the mastery of how something is done and how to do it for ourselves. It’s a concept succinctly captured in the old Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”

Maybe that’s why so many scripters are musicians. With music, you learn the basic rules and techniques (harmony and scales) and then apply them to make something magical happen. In the world of AppleScript, ...

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