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#53535 - 06/08/16 10:35 AM Training
Howie Offline
OL Newbie

Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 1
I have had PlanetPress thrust upon me.
While I find doing simple tasks very user friendly I am not having the same feeling when dealing with more complicated processes.I am sure this is because I do not have any programing training. Could someone please try and guide me to a language that would be similar to what PlanetPress talk is using to do customized tasks? I am trying to determine what type of training classes I should take to be better versed in writing the code to customize more complex tasks.

#53536 - 06/08/16 10:55 AM Re: Training [Re: Howie]
Evelyne Lachance

Hello Howie,

PlanetPress Talk is based on PostScript but honestly, it's "relatively generic" if I do say so myself. Then again I think all languages are alike, they have pretty much the same features with different syntax (a semicolon here, a curly brace there)...

But I digress. PlanetPress talk kind of looks like a mix between JavaScript and VBScript. And if you don't have much programming training, I would (very) strongly suggest simply looking into JavaScript courses. There are plenty of online courses you can follow, the one I would recommend is CodeAcademy , simply because JavaScript is also useful in the Workflow module (Run Script action for customized actions) and that's what we use exclusively in our Connect software now.

Of course, in terms of PlanetPress Talk itself, used within PlanetPress Design, you can refer to the documentation for specific help on the syntax (and some examples):

Hope this helps!