Language/syntax used for expressions

I’ve been learning the ropes of game development in GD5 for a couple of months, and I’m at a point where I want to start writing my own expressions. My question is, what language are the expressions based on? If I knew that, I could find resources to start getting comfortable with the syntax, which I think will help tremendously when I start learning to code in an actual language. Thanks!

Hi there, I’m doing the exact same thing! I’m not a coder or developer, but I’ve gotten familiar with GDevelop and now I’m playing with the Expression Editor. I think it’s JavaScript. I’ve finished a JS session on Lynda and it has helped enormously… and you know what else has been great? I took a book out of the library called Coding For Kids (I’m an adult. :slight_smile: ). I figured if it could teach a 10yo JavaScript, it could teach me… and it did!


That is the spirit bro :blush:

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Heather, good to hear it’s working out for you! I’ll definitely check out Lynda, plus that book you mentioned to see if it’s a good fit. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time when you put all excuses aside and just do the thing. Good luck, I hope we get to play each other’s games sooner than later!

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