This book is a clear, thorough discussion of how to create complete Macintosh applications using AppleScript and FaceSpan interface builder. The authors offer detailed examples that are developed throughout the book to give a comprehensive view of the different approaches and techniques available. Readers are led through the use of the FaceSpan interface designer in order to add a more "Mac-like" functionality to custom applications.
* Uses a step-by-step approach to illustrate techniques for building applications
* Applies object-oriented scripting techniques in the development of several large applications
* Provides Graphical User Interface (GUI) design tips and practical approaches for their implementation
* Includes FaceSpan and AppleScript references
* Contains a section on debugging AppleScript applications using FaceSpan
* Includes one CD-ROM for Mac OS with AppleScript 1.1, a demonstration version of FaceSpan 2.1, source code for all sample applications, and numerous AppleScript shareware and demonstration programs
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John Schettino is a senior member of the Technical Staff at GTE Laboratories, Inc. He is actively involved in the researching of scripting systems, user interaction, and object-oriented development. John is also a contributing editor for PDA Developers Magazine.
Liz O'Hara, Ph.D., is an Information Technology consultant and author. She has taught graduate courses in Software Engineering and Computer Science, and has extended her research efforts into software analysis and design, user interaction, and hypermedia.
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