I want to learn the most recent nuts and bolts of AppleScript, and I’m wondering if anyone would recommend a site, a book, or a combination of the two? I want to practice it to make scripts for OF and OO.
I think Lynda.com has a lot of Applescript tutorials on their web site. Get a two week trial and eat to your heart’s content. Or sign up on a monthly basis and you’ll discover a wide range of other tutorials.
Otherwise, you can start here:
I think what most folks say is to just take apart someone else’s script to see how it works.
The Mac OSxautomation site as suggested above. There is only one tutorial on Lynda for AppleScript. It is quite basic.
Then there is AppleScript 1-2-3 by Sal Soghoian, which is an older but a huge and extremely popular book. You can also find some videos by Sal on YouTube.
I learned exclusively from this book and it was excellent.
Given the date (Aug 2016) the best place to start may be here:
See Ken Case’s comments here on OmniGraffle, for example: