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Getting started with JavaScript for Automation on Yosemite

One of the least heralded additions to OS X Yosemite was JavaScript for Automation. You can now write in JavaScript within the Script Editor application in order to script OS X, when previously you needed to learn AppleScript. This is great for people well versed in JavaScript who want to take more control over their Macs.

Over at MacStories, Alex Guyot has an amazing overview of how to get started with JavaScript for Automation in Yosemite. If you know JavaScript and are a Mac user, you should check it out—I use scripts every day to help connect the different Mac apps I use and simplify my workflows.

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