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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Chapter 1. AppleScript Basics

AppleScript is a programming language provided as a built-in operating system component. It has been around since the days of Mac OS 7. Since the introduction of Mac OS X, AppleScript has become an even more important factor in the manner in which both the operating system and your Mac applications work. Apple and third-party application developers use AppleScript to provide additional functionality and convenience to the end user. Millions of people also use AppleScript everyday to develop automation scripts that help make them more productive and efficient. This chapter will introduce you to AppleScript and provide you with an overview of the language and the technology that help make it work. In addition, you ...

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