I am a template designer, I am interesting on Indesign scripting but I don't know basic knowledge in software languages. So Please help me which languages i should learn for indesign scripting. (some of them saying C language is must). Is c language is essential or Shall i go directly with java script. And also i want Beginners indesign scripting guide (not advanced) and give me some tips how should i develop skills in a short period. Please advice me.
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Do you have any programming experience?
Do you know the basics of programming?
Have you ever written any script/program/whatever in any language?
Once you know the basics, how to think a program, how to structure it, learning a (new) programming language is rather trivial in most cases. If you are starting from absolute 0, I suggest you try your hand with a bit of pseudo-code, for start, to develop you logical thinking.
A good book for this: http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Beginners-Guide-Programming-Perry/dp/06 1391774X
Now for your question:
C won't help you much with Indesign. But:
I totally disagree with Vamitul.
In short terms, "InDesign JS" as a language should somewhat implement the ECMAScript and E4X specifications, i.e. ECMA-262 and ECMA-357:
Here are a few links I would add to this discussion:
Advanced articles and resources:
– Annotated ECMAScript 5.1 (next spec., in the making): http://es5.github.com/
Learning new programming languages in any depth is not trival. It might not be the hardest task in programming but it isn't the easiest either by a long shot.
Certainly not with that added requirement
.. how should i develop skills in a short period