O’Reilly has announced the release of “AppleScript: The Definitive Guide” (US$39.95), a new book by Matt Neuburg that “not only teaches how the AppleScript language works, but shows readers how to use it in all sorts of contexts — in everyday scripts to process automation, as well as in AppleScript Studio, in Cocoa, in CGI scripts, and in combination with Perl and Ruby… No prior knowledge of AppleScript or previous programming experience is assumed, so that complete beginners can use the book to learn AppleScript. At the same time, the book provides such a degree of technical depth and completeness that experienced AppleScripters will find it an invaluable reference.”