Learn JS for Illustrator

Explorer ,
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I would like to learn how to use Javascript for Illustrator. What do you think would be the most appropriate training?
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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

This document is an introduction to scripting (including JS) for AI that used to be available through adobe, but I can no longer find on the developer site:

https://ai-scripting.docsforadobe.dev/

 

After that, your best resource is the scripting reference, available in the downloads section of the developer site:

https://developer.adobe.com/

 

If you also need to learn non-Illustrator specific JS, there are numerous resources on the internet and I don't feel qualified to recommend any single one

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Advisor , Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

Do you know any JavaScript?  Before trying to manipulate the Illustrator-specific object model, you need to know the basics of JavaScript (variables, primitive vs. reference types, control statements, functions and objects, including arrays). 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

Hi. There are several foundational Javascript courses in Linkedin Learning, Udemy, etc.

 

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Advisor , Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

A word of advice. JavaScript underwent a major revision in 2015 with version ES6. The version used in Illustrator scripting is ES3. All the new ES6 features will not work in Illustrator. If possible, find a pre-2015 source to learn from.

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This document is an introduction to scripting (including JS) for AI that used to be available through adobe, but I can no longer find on the developer site:

https://ai-scripting.docsforadobe.dev/

 

After that, your best resource is the scripting reference, available in the downloads section of the developer site:

https://developer.adobe.com/

 

If you also need to learn non-Illustrator specific JS, there are numerous resources on the internet and I don't feel qualified to recommend any single one.

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Thank you very much for your answer. My question was more about the specificity of the training. Front End - Back End. I have never done any code and I would like to be sure not to go in the wrong direction.

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I'm not sure what you mean by specificity? Any basic JS training will be helpful if you are starting from scratch.

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Do you know any JavaScript?  Before trying to manipulate the Illustrator-specific object model, you need to know the basics of JavaScript (variables, primitive vs. reference types, control statements, functions and objects, including arrays). 

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No, I've never done JavaScript.
I would like to train / learn (from the start).
In the end I don't want to make a website, I want to use it with illustrator. 
But you just gave me some starting points 😉 Thank you!

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Hi. There are several foundational Javascript courses in Linkedin Learning, Udemy, etc.

 

Marlon Ceballos.

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Yes I know this guy. This is exactly what I want to learn to do!
Thanks !!

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A word of advice. JavaScript underwent a major revision in 2015 with version ES6. The version used in Illustrator scripting is ES3. All the new ES6 features will not work in Illustrator. If possible, find a pre-2015 source to learn from.

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Thanks a lot for the advice !!

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