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AppleScript

since unknown year (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1987)

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boutell - 1 years
coordt - 24 years
yacitus - 28 years
jacobian - 27 years
rragan - 3 years
jorjun - 27 years
mjhagen - 4 years
patricktaylor - 11 years
ptone - 22 years
metavida - 19 years
rah - 18 years
bob - 16 years
seanbrant - 1 years
bkmontgomery - 13 years
joemcmahon - 13 years
bmaxwell - 12 years
reed - 2 years
andyrak - 12 years
tomh - 3 years
jjames - 1 years
sdhamilton - 11 years
krisse2 - 10 years
claytron - 10 years
CerealBoy - 9 years
natevw - 9 years
daniellindsley - 9 years
1987
I wrote a virus in AppleScript, just to show it could be done, then sensibly destroyed it, which is why I'm not the villain of any incredibly unrealistic early-nineties hacker movies.
1987–2010
1990–
I've played with it off and on, including writing some scripts a few years ago (which I still use) to help me manage podcasts in iTunes. But I wouldn't say I know the language. I always have to look at other examples and dig around to write even the simplest bit of code. I think the designers' attempt to make it english-like made if difficult to grok.
1991–1993
1991–
One of those overly verbose 'friendly' languages. Did very little with it, besides recording Finder actions and checking the result.
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1993–1996
1994–2004
Hard to use it before mid-1992 because that was when they had the first alpha release, I suspect that people are confusing it with HyperTalk, the HyperCard scripting language. I found AppleScript interesting but more for simple workflow automation than as a "programming language" per se.
1996–
Probably the language I first got serious with - the maddeningly loose syntax drove me to UserTalk where I first got deep into projects. I still have a few small projects where I go to Applescript first - but now try to use Appscript with Python
1999–
Even though I hate the documentation, & the "natural language" syntax is always confusing to me, it's still great for those little time-saving scripts.
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Checked it out when I got my first mac. Not super impressed with the language, but it's quite powerful since it's so tightly integrated into the OS.
2005–
Wrote a script to generate a ChucK program to play the Clock of the Long Now chimes. Still use it for automation on OS X.
2006–2007
Project for Apple
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2007–
Weird syntax, it's almost English. Tell Finder to Open... Use it when Automator doesn't do what I want.
2007
If I told you why and how I've used this language, I'd have to kill you. It feels more like remorse than regret.
2007–2009
Have pretty much given up and moved to Objective-C now. Hate the Syntax.
2008–
I've written some utility scripts for iChat and iTunes in Applescript. It's amazing that I still have my sanity. Natural language means, always look up the bass ackwards syntax.
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2009–
While the syntax makes learning the full language difficult and the "standard library" is designed to thwart production work, this odd little invention has grown on me a bit.
2009–
2009–
I HATE THE SYNTAX.

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