AppleScript


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AppleScript

(language)
An object-oriented shell language for the Macintosh, approximately a superset of HyperTalk.

AppleScript

An English-like command language for the Macintosh introduced with System 7 Pro and supported in Mac OS X, even though OS X has its own Unix commands. Like the command lines and batch files in DOS/Windows, AppleScript is used to invoke numerous functions and automate repetitive tasks. A variety of pre-written scripts are available, and Apple's Script Editor is used to write one's own.
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-Detailed explanations of AppleScript's variables, script objects, handlers, references, datatypes, operators, global properties, coercions, and more
The new, super-charged dictionary defines the vocabulary of terms available for writing commands in the AppleScript language, which often comprise grammatically correct English sentences.
Best-selling titles from Hayden Books include Mac Power Toolkit, Desperately Seeking Solutions: Macintosh Troubleshooting Guide, The Tao of Applescript, Adobe Photoshop for the Mac and more.
It also includes AppleScript support so that Java applets will work with other AppleScript applications, support for QuickTime for Java, which will be included in the next release of QuickTime, and support for the Swing user interface toolkit, which replace the unpopular and hard to use AWT abstract windowing toolkit and brings the Macintosh look-and-feel to Java applications.
Included on the CD-ROM version is WebSTAR server software; FTPd for file transfers; HTML Editor 1.0 and BBEdit, two HTML editors for the Mac; MacWeb, a Mac Web browser; AppleScript and Userland's Frontier program, for creating CGIs between WebSTAR and external applications, plus demo AppleScripts; a free evaluation copy of StarNine's ListSTAR program, for integrating Internet mail and creating Listserver mailing lists and autoresponse mail services; Adobe Acrobat Reader and samples; WebMaster Macintosh, a "definitive reference" for Mac Web site developers; and more.
Tango is the tool for both programmers and nonprogrammers who are frustrated with the amount of time it takes to write customer common gateway interfaces (CGIs) in C/C++, Perl, or AppleScript.
AV Mac's speech-recognition technology utilizes AppleScript, Apple's system-level scripting language.
Written for absolute beginners, this tutorial shows how to program in AppleScript, the scripting language built into Mac OS X, in order to automatically generate documents, spreadsheets, and e-mails.
When the process became tiresome, he created an AppleScript and workflow and Photoshop action to allow staffers to quickly accomplish most of what he can do, delivering good, printable results.
As Jobs himself put it: "WWDC is a must." Other attractions will include technical tracks on Mac OS X, Java, QuickTime, AppleScript, WebObjects, the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and FireWire.
Today this task is for programmers only, though it's made as easy as possible through the use of a special-purpose editor and AppleScript. We are committed to providing facilities for end users to create their own detectors and actions and have begun work in this area.
InterServer Publisher supports several standards for CGI applications and scripts, including MacHTTP-compatible AppleScript scripts, CGI search modules, MacHTTP 2.0 CGI modules, and asynchronous CGI modules.