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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.
I barely used it. After I learned how to exploit hacks, I had little to no use for it. Also I got banned, and I'm probably never going to play again.Published 4 months ago by Rohan
This is the best and only real text for WoW programming. This is the addon developers bible. Yes, there are many references online, but this is the "how-to". Read morePublished 14 months ago by William B. Steele
Good information on add ons and macros for the more advanced WoW user, going to use to make some more complex rogue macrosPublished on May 25, 2013 by Heather M. Edick
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 on February 14, 2013 by Jade Hammons
has been very helpful in creating features for the game that work with the toon's i use all the timePublished on January 10, 2013 by George Andrews
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
The first half of the book are good, but the rest is just reference padding with none to few comments on each API functions that can be found on the web.Published on April 7, 2011 by Alex