OiReilly & Associates has published a new book examining AppleScripting titled, "AppleScript: The Definitive Guide". Written by Matt Neuburg, the book desconstructs AppleScripting and common difficulties in mastering and understanding the language itself. According to OiReilly & Associates:
Between the dawn of the Mac and Mac OS X, the most innovative system revision was System 7, which brought with it Apple events: an extraordinarily clever and powerful system-level method for applications to ask each other questions and send each other commands. AppleScript was then introduced as a means for users to take direct advantage of Apple events.
With Mac OS X, all that has changed and AppleScript is now perhaps entering a kind of Golden Age. Finally embraced and acknowledged, AppleScript is starting to take its place among Appleis star technologies.
"AppleScript: The Definitive Guide" explores and expounds the language from the ground up. Unlike many books on AppleScript, Neuburgis book doesnit focus on scripting one application or another, nor does it assume that learning AppleScript is easy or obvious. Instead, the book teaches and documents the language in a clear and rigorous manner, just as youid expect with any programming or scripting language.
You can find more information about "AppleScript: The Definitive Guide" at the OiReilly & Associates Web site. The book is available for US$39.95.