Media praise for AppleScript: The Missing Manual

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"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- Bob Brooks, The South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- Ray Bowler, Vice President, Des Moines Macintosh User's Group

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"Goldstein's new book is a great way to introduce yourself to AppleScript, and it also serves as a good quick reference."
--"Mac Addict," May 2005

"AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein is an excellent 'How-To' kind of book that filled with humour, yet is also packed with great instructions for implementing AppleScript in new and interesting ways.  If you feel that AppleScript is difficult, think again. This book takes the fear out of using the real power that is behind Apple’s Operating Systems."
--Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion.com, April 2005

"Pogue Press along with O'Reilly in their Missing Manual series and a very bright high school debutant author named Adam Goldstein have put together what I consider to be the best book on AppleScript currently marketed. Thorough, modern and light reading. Adam Goldstein the wonderkid scripter that runs his own website has done us old time and newbie scripters alike a favor filling a much needed gap Apple left in their AS manuals...Some of the most enjoyable things I can mention about this book are...The consistent layout of the text, it is simply a joy to read and hold in my hands...Another thing that impressed me was Goldstein's breadth of knowledge covering bridge technologies, going from AS to JScript, or RealBASIC to AS, or even JS to AS."
--Todd Nathan, OSNews.com, February 2005

"This author avoids the pitfall of overwhelming the reader with too much information, too many new concepts, and too many abstruse examples...This book is eminently satisfying on many levels: the writing style is conversational and humorous (I would imagine this is a pre-requisite for writing for David Pogue), the style of this book series is consistently pleasant to read and the level of technical difficulty satisfies the range of readers from beginner through power-user. The 'valuable information:price' ratio is, hands-down, in the buyer's favor."
--Mary Norbury-Glaser, Slashdot.org, January 2005

Advance Praise:
"I have an ongoing quest to learn AppleScript, and although I've made a few very simple scripts, often largely just 'stolen' from other people's existing scripts, I've never really come to grips with Applescript. Now, though, I've started reading the beta of Chapter 5 (1.7Mb PDF) from Adam Goldstein's AppleScript: The Missing Manual and available at the website. It makes sense, I can follow it easily, it's practical. This book's going on my wishlist."
--Miraz Jordan, MacTips, January 2004

"This useful, easy to read book provides essential information in a clear and nonthreatening way. The author, a strong advocate of the AppleScript language, has written a book that enables the nonprogrammer to create scripts to accomplish just about anything that can be done on a Macintosh."
Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, April 2005


"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post