Fifth Edtion Now Available!


The Fifth Edition of the definitive guide to building AppleScript-Cocoa applications in Xcode is now available, covering Mavericks and Xcode 5.

Mavericks introduces new syntax specifically for AppleScriptObjC projects, and the book and accompanying projects have been fully revised to cover this, as well as the important changes in Xcode 5.

Better than ever

Beginning with Mac OS X v10.6, AppleScript gained new powers through direct access to the abilities of Apple's Cocoa frameworks. For the first time, AppleScript-based applications could take advantage of the full suite of Cocoa application interface elements and tap directly into the power of Objective-C to call Cocoa methods, including those for manipulating text, images, windows, video, address and calendar databases, and much more.

AppleScriptObjC Explored by Shane Stanley is the guide to building AppleScript Objective-C applications. It guides you step-by-step through the process of integrating the power of Cocoa into your AppleScript applications, demonstrating each concept and technique in fully editable and annotated example projects.

Learn how to build document-based applications, to use WebKit to build your own simple browser, and techniques for keeping your interface responsive during time-consuming processes. Learn how to make project snapshots, how to perform shell scripts as separate tasks, how to swap views, and how to use images in tables. And brush up on trouble-shooting techniques.

“Shane did a magnificent job of packing information and tutorials
in a well-written book that is actually interesting to read. If you have
any interest in AppleScriptObjC at all, then spend the $30 and get it.”
—John C. Welch

What other readers have said:

Great book!

Just bought my copy. Wow.

I suspect your book will soon become the AppleScriptObjC bible!

Your book is great. I was a former FaceSpan and AppleScript Studio user, but now I'm hooked.

The style this is written in is just perfect!

Now I'm excited about programming for the Mac again. Thank you!

A huge thanks for your time and effort on the book. Already helped a heap.

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This book is the must-have guide for developing ultra-powerful AppleScript apps — ORDER TODAY!