World of Warcraft has entered a new dimension. Take command of it by modifying the interface with your own unique addons. Whether your goal is to enhance addons you already use, to enlarge your arsenal by creating some all-new features, or to immerse yourself in the programming as well as the game, this book will be your oracle. Learn the arcane languages of Lua and XML and master the craft of addon creation!
Understand the anatomy of an addon
Work with frames, widgets, and other graphical elements
Explore basic and advanced functions and control structures
Track damage with CombatTracker, and respond to the combat log and threat informationTrack, filter, and sort your inventory by writing BagBuddy, a fully functional addon
Create slash commands, custom graphics, scroll frames, and dropdown menus
Who are you?
Apprentice programmers with no prior experience — learn Lua and XML in Part I
Journeymen who have done some programming — skim Part I and start with the details about addon creation in Part II
Master programmers with addons already in their arsenal — dive right into Advanced Addon Techniques in Part III
Rick Roe, aka the crazy goblin tinker Gazmik Fizzwidget, created Feed-O-Matic, FactionFriend, and some other addons so awesome that Blizzard rolled their functionality into its new UI.
Good information on add ons and macros for the more advanced WoW user, going to use to make some more complex rogue macrosPublished 15 months ago by Heather M. Edick
Good book for developing addons for World of Warcraft. Only issue I have is that the reference section is probably best left online: It makes the book heavy, and with Blizzard... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeremiah Moss
A good book, but very dense, and the their Lua implementation and API change often, but good if you don't mind lots and lots of reading before you move on.Published 18 months ago by Jade Hammons
has been very helpful in creating features for the game that work with the toon's i use all the timePublished 19 months ago by George Andrews
Some of the WoW material is outdated, of course, but most of the principles remain the same and the API is somewhat easy to research online. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Multitasker
This book is very informative, and is one of the more simple reads ive ever gotten from a programming book.Published on August 23, 2012 by Robert
The size of the book can be very daunting, but everything is so well explained that if you can skim-read the majority of it if you already have experience in programming. Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by MisterSooty