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InDesign

The latest InDesign JavaScript reference (version 13.0)

Jongware's (Theunis de Jong) JavaScript Reference Guides, includes: references for InDesign CS3 and CS4, JavaScript Core Classes and ScriptUI.

Dave Saunders' JavaScripting InDesign blog.

If you are serious about scripting you should use Rorohiko's Active Page Item Developer (APID) Toolkit.

InDiScripts — site published by Marc Autret, developer and graphic designer at StudioEditorial (France).

Peter Kahrel's free InDesign scripts.

Jans In Scripts — a free collection of InDesign scripts written by Jan Stockinger.

Check out Bob Stucky's Creative Scripting blog.

InDesign snippets — a blog by Marijan Tompa, a graphic designer from Subotica (Serbia).

Photoshop

Photoshop JavaScript reference (version CC 2015.5)

Xtools is a JavaScript toolkit that facilitates scripting Adobe Photoshop Photoshop has supported scripting since version 7.0 of the product. Each new version adds more and more capabilities for scripters.

www.ps-scripts.com — forums, articles, sample codes, tips and tricks on Photoshop scripting.

Acrobat

Beginning JavaScript for Adobe Acrobat by John Deubert

Tutorials: Enhance PDF using JavaScript

Developing Acrobat Applications Using JavaScript

JavaScript for Acrobat API Reference

PdfScripting.com

Acrobat Javascript Samples Scripts on EverMap

Tutorials on AcrobatUsers.com

JavaScript

My favorite JavaScript Reference.

jQuery

jQuery Cheat Sheet for Beginners — by Nick Schäferhoff — makes work a whole lot easier for avid jQuery developers and it may be one of, if not the most comprehensive one on the internet because he literally put together 13 pages (that anyone download as a PDF document for FREE) covering things such as selectors, Attributes / CSS, manipulation, traversing, and much much more that your audience can benefit from right away.

jQuery Tutorial

Developer Centers

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

XML

Here are some interesting resources on using XML in InDesign:
Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML by James Maivald and his course on Lynda.com
XML Publishing with Adobe InDesign by Dorothy Hoskins

Libraries

InDesign Hacking with JavaScript by Kenshi Muto.

Extendables by Stijn Debrouwere (the original location — http://stdbrouw.github.com/Extendables/docs/index.html# — isn't available any more)

Xtools 2.3 is a JavaScript toolkit that facilitates scripting Adobe Photoshop Photoshop has supported scripting since version 7.0 of the product. Each new version adds more and more capabilities for scripters. Here is na older version: xtools v1.5.

Basiljs making scripting in InDesign available to designers and artists.

Frameworks

IdExtenso: InDesign JSX Framework by Marc Autret

Creative Suite Extension Builder

Documentation

CS Extension Builder tutorials and articles

Creative Suite Developer Center

Forum

ActionScript

ActionScript Technology Center

Learning ActionScript 3

CEP Extensions

Getting Started with CEP Extensions

Scripting CC Apps Using CEP Panels

CEP Panels and JSON objects