CSTK In Adobe App Console and Development Tool

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CSTK version 2 is now available. What's it's all about? A JSX, JS and SHELL console you can user right inside to Adobe apps (Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects). A set of HTML extensions tools. How to Use? Mess around until you get the idea. See the instructions on the GitHub page Watch this video 👇 How to install? The best method is described on the GitHub page so use that if you can. If not you can download the extensions zip file here and plonk it in the extensions folder. Or you can download the zxp file here and use an installer like this one (Do not double click the zxp file!). What is this repository NOT for? Text editing, developing projects & testing projects. Use an appropriate text editor and developing environment for that. Any features? An in Adobe CC app console for JSX, JSX and CMD / Bash. This is convenient for checking out and changing DOM properties and testing out the JS compatibilities of a given app version. The JSX console now shows useful error messages even with InDesign (Error, line# and source line) The $.writeln() and $.write() and __log() __error() and __result() … Read More

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The ability to see snapshots of a script progress throughout it's execution is crucial for the writing and debugging of complex scripts. There are scripters who are dependent on using the ESTK for developing scripts for the most of Adobe's well know products like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier Pro and After Effects to name but a few. What they do not appreciate is the degree of handicap they are inflicting on themselves because of their dependency. I'll probably discus this topic in the future, don't get me wrong I'm not saying that there is no place for using the ESTK just that it should be used cautiously as an exception. I want to show that the use of the ESTK for the purpose of writing to the console is a bad idea. OK for your little 20 line snippet it's not necessarily exactly the end of the world, but one has to know that writing to the ESTK console is really incredibly slow, it's comes out pretty illegible, trying to find one entry amongst a multitude of other is no pleasure to put it mildly. There's no keeping of the output from session to session and there's no built in … Read More