Python vs Javascript

Hi all. I’ve always yearned to achieve all the cool things Storyline developers can do with JavaScript, but never invested the time to learn it. Yesterday I got an email from Codecademy offering Python courses, which is being described as the new JavaScript.

Can Python even be used in Storyline projects, or is it more of a server/LMS tool? What would it be useful for? If it’s worth learning for the future, and can be used in Storyline, I’d rather invest my time in learning Python than JavaScript.

Any thoughts?

7 Replies
Matthew Bibby

Python is a great language but I think calling it "the new JavaScript" is more marketing nonsense than anything else. Rather than thinking about what language to learn, think about what it is that you want to do with your future coding skills.

If you are building stuff for the web that you should start out with a beginners course in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Once you have a basic understanding of how they work, then go deeper and deeper into the JavaScript world unless there is a good reason to learn another language.

 You can't really use Python with Storyline, however if you wanted to use Python for something you could use JavaScript to pass information from Storyline to Python...

But if I was you, I'd just learn JavaScript instead. 

What kind of stuff do you want to be able to do?

Anderson Rumuy

i am a beginner. frankly, there are so manny codes (specially for programmer) probably I dont need in Developing my Course using Articulate SL 3, so  I just need what can I do with Javascript or JQuery cause there is the trigger in SL3 like Js for "print button". 

I have a question, 

1. Can we customise (HTML,CSS) the HTML5 output from SL 3 after we publish?

    which is it will be effect the final output or not?

2. is HTML5 output (SL publish WEB) same with HTML5 file in web developing?

 

Any Thought will be appreciate. Thanks

Matthew Bibby
Anderson Rumuy

1. Can we customise (HTML,CSS) the HTML5 output from SL 3 after we publish?

    which is it will be effect the final output or not?

2. is HTML5 output (SL publish WEB) same with HTML5 file in web developing?

1. Yes and no. While it is possible to do some stuff after publishing which will affect the final output, it gets complicated quick. 

2. No.