Scott Knaster

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Scott Knaster is an American technical writer who has written many books, mostly dealing with Macintosh programming and using the Macintosh. He has worked for such companies as Apple Inc., General Magic, Microsoft, Danger Inc., and Google.[1][2]

Knaster is a Technical Writer on the Google Fiber team. From April 2011 through March 2014, he was the editor of the Google Developers Blog[3] (formerly Google Code Blog).

Knaster's first books on Macintosh programming in the late 1980s and early 1990s were considered required reading for Macintosh programmers for many years.[1][4]

In addition to writing books, Knaster writes for several periodicals and web sites including Macworld, MacTech,[2] and O'Reilly Media's Mac Dev Center.[5]

Knaster is a regular speaker at Macworld Expo,[2] MacHack (until it ended),[6] and sits on the panel of Apple's Stump the Experts.

Knaster was a guest on MacBreak Weekly episode 354, "Leave Cindy Alone!".

Knaster appeared on the October 14, 2010 episode of John Wants Answers to discuss baseball.[7]

Knaster is a stage actor who has appeared in Gypsy and played the lead role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.

List of books written by Scott Knaster[edit]

Knaster was also the series editor for Addison-Wesley’s Macintosh Inside Out, a collection of 19 technical books published over a 3-year period in the 1990s.[2]


  1. ^ a b Scott Knaster. "Scott Knaster". Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Scott Knaster's resume". Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
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  4. ^ "Take Control of Switching to the Mac". 2008-03-13. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  5. ^ "MacFUSE: New Frontiers in File Systems - O'Reilly Media". 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  6. ^ "Scott Knaster, Superstar Author, Industry Veteran, Microsoft Escapee to Egg On Unstoppable Conference". MacHack. 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
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