best resources for learning Applescript & Automator

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  1. SE30rulez!, Jun 14, 2012
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    Hi all - -

    A life-long Mac devotee, I am finally getting around to learning the basics of programming.

    I want to start off with AppleScript and Automoator - - so my question is, what resources does anyone recommend for learning these two?

    I am familiar with Java already, so programing basics are not a problem. I am really looking for a good place to get all the syntax and conventions, plus some good examples, ideally all in one place.

    saw a bunch of books on amazon - not sure what is good and what is not
    also saw vast resources within Apple's site but would REALLY appreciate any guidance to narrow it down - what should I focus on FIRST.

    THANKS all!

    :apple::apple::apple::apple:

    sorry - forgot to say that the MacRumors' link to the Applescript page at the top of THIS page appears to be broken - - I dug around apple.com/developer a little today and am not seeing applescript section (perhaps I need more digging, but my point is - what is the BEST place to start to get an overview?)

    THANKS again
     
  2. kryten2, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012

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  3. macrumors 603

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    The MacRumors link works for me. That page contains links to dead apple.com pages, but that's not the same as saying the MacRumors link is broken.

    Google search terms:
    applescript site:developer.apple.com

    Those terms perform a site-specific search for the word applescript. The site is specified as developer.apple.com in order to find developer docs, as distinct from marketing literature (apple.com), mailing-lists (lists.apple.com), or discussion forums (discussions.apple.com).

    The top two search results are AppleScript Overview and AppleScript Language Guide. The AppleScript Overview has a section heading entitled Automator, with links to Automator docs.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my bad

    yes - sorry about "broken link" comment - - the MacRumors link does work - just the apple side that is doing something else now.

    thanks for the suggestions - will look them over - much appreciated.
     

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