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Mastering IDEAScript: The Definitive Guide, with Website by John Paul Mueller

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Preface

Most people want to perform tasks faster because, let's face it, time is precious and you'd much rather spend your time doing something other than sitting at your desk waiting for the computer to complete a task. That's where IDEAScript comes into play. By using IDEAScript, you can automate tasks. You can tell the computer to accomplish tasks and let you know when the work is finished. Mastering IDEAScript: The Definitive Guide is your window to IDEAScript. It helps you understand how IDEAScript works and how you can use it to do amazing things with IDEA, all without having to sit at your desk to observe the computer doing it. If that sounds interesting, read on!

About This Book

Mastering IDEAScript: The Definitive Guide is designed to help the complete novice develop the skills required to write simple applications using IDEAScript. The overall goal of this book is to make it possible for you to automate all of those tasks that you used to perform manually. Of course, you still have to start the task and interpret the results—even the best automation can't do that for you.

Automation is one of those terms that's used a lot, but is never quite explained by anyone. For the purposes of this book, automation means that you'll be able to write an application that follows a procedure you create—the same procedure you use every day to perform tasks. It's just that simple. Instead of you spending time filling in forms and answering questions, you give all the required information ...

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