Mac best resources for learning Applescript & Automator

SE30rulez!

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Apr 9, 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
 
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chown33

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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.
 
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SE30rulez!

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Apr 9, 2012
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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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