Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before starting this course, part of Learning AppleScript.
So, first and foremost, to work with AppleScript you need a Mac running OS X. It'll be helpful if you have some kind of programming experience, but it's not necessary. I'll touch on each programming concept we come across, but you should be familiar with files and the basic ideas behind how programs work, that they take in input, do something with that input, and then return an output. If you want to explore the basic terminology of programming before continuing this course, put this course in your queue, and jump on over to Simon Allardice's Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals.
- What is AppleScript?
- Using comments, variables, text, and numbers
- Working with files and folders
- Using conditionals and creating loops
- Building functions
- Controlling other programs with AppleScript
- Preventing and catching errors
- Distributing your AppleScript application
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring AppleScript
2. Using AppleScript with Applications
3. Your App in the Real World
4. Further Exploration
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